COVID‑19, Sanctions, and Importance of Scientometric and Systematic Review Studies in Iran

Zeinab Hemati, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Mojtaba Keikha


The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID‑19) epidemic serves as a stark reminder that pandemics, similar to other unexpected diseases, have occurred in the past and will continue to do so in the future.[1] In the fight against the virus, healthcare professionals and scientists are on the front lines. Furthermore, because of the complexities of COVID‑19, this epidemic has caused havoc in the scientific community. The COVID‑19 outbreak has had a significant detrimental impact on the scientific community, forcing the closure of universities, research institutes, and laboratories. Most scientific activities, including national and international conferences, symposiums, seminars, and training programs, have been canceled or postponed.


COVID‑19; Iran; Sanctions; Scientometrics; Systematic Reviews

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