Document Type: Original Article



Background: Iran has achieved rapid scientific growth in the past two decades. Considerable growth in scientific publications by Iranian dermatologists matches the pace of Iran’s scientific publications in the previous decade. In this study, we aim to identify the current trends in Iranian dermatology publications and authorship over the past decade.Methods: We compared papers indexed in the MEDLINE database at two time points, 2004 and 2014, using the PubMed Search engine.Results: We found 145 dermatology papers from Iran in 2014 compared to 31 papers in 2004, with an annual growth rate of 36.8%. There was a highly significant increase in the mean number of authors per article from 3.1 to 5.02 (P