Nov 12, 2023, 1:50 PM
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Iran facing ‘scientific apartheid’: president of University of Tehran

Tehran, IRNA – The president of the University of Tehran says Iran is facing a scientific apartheid given that scientific journals reject many articles sent from the country.

“Many Iranian professors in the fields of social and behavioral sciences have witnessed the rejection of articles that are sent to prestigious scientific journals of the world without reviewing them simply because they were sent from Iran,” Mohammad Moghimi said on Sunday.

He made the remarks during the Conference of the World Coalition Against Scientific Apartheid: World Peace, Justice, Security and Health.

Scientific databases are at their disposal, and they are the ones who decide the criteria of what articles are registered in those databases, he said.

Moghimi further made clear that Iran does not have problems in publishing articles in the fields of physics, hard sciences, and engineering, but rather, problems arise in humanities as well as social and behavioral sciences.

“This approach is rooted in the existence of a scientific apartheid and the existence of discrimination and sanctions, which have specifically targeted Iran for more than forty years,” he added.


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