The Arabian, Persian and Turkish Middle East produces only 4% of the world's scientific literature but output is growing rapidly, exceeding Asia and Latin America in rate of increase. The report reviews the exceptional increase from Iran and Turkey, alongside a more complicated picture of the 14 contributing nations. How can the region sustain upward momentum? Will the focus on engineering and agricultural sciences yield continued growth, or will low levels of international collaboration erode future impact?
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