Islamic Republic of Iran


As of July 2015, DOAJ indexes 300 OA journals published in Iran. Although Internet filtering and academic freedom is restricted, open access to resources and open content development is growing. OpenDOAR currently registers 09 institutional and research cross-institutional OA digital repositories available such as Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Encyclopedia of Iranian Architectural History  and IranShahrPedia: Encyclopedia of Iranian Architectural History. EIAH Digital Repository and Research Information Management System are the two major projects working on establishment of Open Access.

In a survey of studying barriers to Open Access and Scientific Information in Iran, 70% of respondents chose an open access journal for their publishing model and the second vehicle is self-archiving (62.5%). Majority of academics face pricing and 'permission' crises as an obstacle to their scholarly information (Ghane, 2006).

As of March 2021, there are currently only  one OA policy registered in ROARMAP and 608 OA journals published here are indexed in DOAJ.

Enabling Environment

Some Iranian journals (English or Persian language) currently offer delayed free access, or back access, making issues of journals free six months or a year after journal publication.  Awareness of OA exists but needs fostering.

Potential Barriers

Lack of essential national policies on open access which is necessary for the establishment and development of open access in a nation and war is also considered as a political barrier which affects open access and its infrastructure. Lack of funding to OA projects also inhibits the growth of open data environments.  Censorship, restrictions and regulations on use of the Internet are the other factors obstructing the open content development efforts.  Developing indigenous content in Arabic/Persian languages pose challenges for provision of open access content.

Events and Programs

Past and Future OA related Activities

       October 21, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm – Iran

       Organized by Alireza Salehi Nejad | Type: workshop

      October 22, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm – Iran

      Organized by University of Tehran | Type: workshop

  • International Workshop on Scientometrics, Tehran, Iran, Sep. 17-19, 2004.


  • Asemi, A. (2010). A Citation Analysis of Iranian Journals to Open Access (OA) Articles and Journals. Scientometrics, 82(3), 487-494.
  • Ghane, M. (2006). A Survey of Open Access Barriers to Scientific Information: providing an appropriate pattern for Scientific Communication in Iran. The Grey Journal, 2(1), 35-42.
  • Abbasi, Z., M. Shekofteh, A. Shahbodaghi, and E. Kazemi. 2019. “Citation Indicators’ Comparison of Lis Open Access and Subscription Publications Based on Scopus.” Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication 68(4–5):288–99. doi: 10.1108/GKMC-02-2018-0016.
  • Alwan, N. H., H. Zareian, and H. R. Esmaeili. 2016. “A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal Launched to Accelerate Biodiversity Research Capoeta Coadi, a New Species of Cyprinid Fish from the Karun River Drainage, Iran Based on Morphological and Molecular Evidences (Teleostei, Cyprinidae).” ZooKeys 2016(572):155–80. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.572.7377.
  • Asemi, A. 2010. “A Citation Analysis of Iranian Journals to Open Access (OA) Articles and Journals.” Scientometrics 82(3):487–94. doi: 10.1007/s11192-010-0184-x.
  • DadkhaH., M., and A. Tarhini. 2015. “Phishers Attack on the Researchers for Financial Goals in Pharmaceutical and Medical Open Access Journals.” International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 7(10):1.
  • Dehdarirad, T., F. Didegah, and A. Didegah. 2019. “Social Media Visibility of Open Access versus Non-Open Access Articles: A Case Study of Life Sciences & Biomedicine.” Pp. 762–69 in 17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2019 - Proceedings. Vol. 1.
  • Erfanmanesh, M. 2017. “Status and Quality of Open Access Journals in Scopus.” Collection Building 36(4):155–62. doi: 10.1108/CB-02-2017-0007.
  • Erfanmanesh, M., and Z. Moghiseh. 2019. “Open Access Mega Journals: The Case Study of Characteristics and Performance of Eight International Mega Journals.” Iranian Journal of Information Processing Management 34(2):793–816.
  • Erfanmanesh, M., and R. Pourhossein. 2017. “Publishing in Predatory Open Access Journals: A Case of Iran.” Publishing Research Quarterly 33(4):433–44. doi: 10.1007/s12109-017-9547-y.
  • Ghanbari Baghestan, A., H. Khaniki, A. Kalantari, M. Akhtari-Zavare, E. Farahmand, E. Tamam, N. A. Ebrahim, H. Sabani, and M. Danaee. 2019. “A Crisis in ‘Open Access’: Should Communication Scholarly Outputs Take 77 Years to Become Open Access?” SAGE Open 9(3). doi: 10.1177/2158244019871044.
  • Ghanbarzadeh, M., A. Ben-Hasan, A. Salarpouri, C. Walters, E. Kamrani, and M. S. Ranjbar. 2021. “Coping with Steep Exploitation Rates in an Open Access Fishery.” Ocean and Coastal Management 201. doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105499.
  • Ghane, M. R. 2014. “Open Access Policy.” International Journal of Information Science and Management 12(Specialissue1-2):21–28.
  • Ghane, M. R., and S. Kumarsi. 2018. “Four Decades of Scientific Activity in Iran from the Perspective of the Conference Proceedings, Highly Cited and Hot Papers, and Open Access Papers, in the Light of the Law of Economic, Social, and Cultural Development Plan of Iran.” Iranian Journal of Information Processing Management 34(1):27–56.
  • Ghane, M. R., and M. R. Niazmand. 2016. “Current Status of Open Access Journals Published in D8 Countries and Registered in the: Directory of Open Access Journals (Pre-2000 to 2014).” Electronic Library 34(5):740–56. doi: 10.1108/EL-06-2015-0107.
  • Ghane, M. R., M. R. Niazmand, and A. Sabet Sarvestani. 2020. “The Citation Advantage for Open Access Science Journals with and without Article Processing Charges.” Journal of Information Science 46(1):118–30. doi: 10.1177/0165551519837183.
  • Habibzadeh, F. 2019. “Open Access Journals in the Middle East and Iran.” Journal of Korean Medical Science 34(16). doi: 10.3346/jkms.2019.34.e123.
  • Hosseinzadeh-Salati, A. S., and M. Nasiri-Kenari. 2014. “Aggregate Interference Modelling and Static Resource Allocation in Closed and Open Access Femtocells.” IET Communications 8(7):1007–16. doi: 10.1049/iet-com.2013.0645.
  • Izadi, A., and M. Nakhoda. 2016. “Archival Standards in Archival Open Access Software and Offering Appropriate Software for Internal Archival Centers.” Iranian Journal of Information Processing Management 32(1):151–74.
  • Jamali, H. R., and M. Nabavi. 2015. “Open Access and Sources of Full-Text Articles in Google Scholar in Different Subject Fields.” Scientometrics 105(3):1635–51. doi: 10.1007/s11192-015-1642-2.
  • Kargarian, A., M. Raoofat, M. Mohammadi, and Z. Rezazadeh. 2014. “Artificial Intelligence-Based Loss Allocation Algorithm in Open Access Environments.” Journal of Energy Engineering 140(2). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000172.
  • Kattge, J., G. Bönisch, S. Díaz, S. Lavorel, I. C. Prentice, P. Leadley, S. Tautenhahn, G. D. A. Werner, T. Aakala, M. Abedi, A. T. R. Acosta, G. C. Adamidis, K. Adamson, M. Aiba, C. H. Albert, J. M. Alcántara, C. Alcázar C, I. Aleixo, H. Ali, B. Amiaud, C. Ammer, M. M. Amoroso, M. Anand, C. Anderson, N. Anten, J. Antos, D. M. G. Apgaua, T. L. Ashman, D. H. Asmara, G. P. Asner, M. Aspinwall, O. Atkin, I. Aubin, L. Baastrup-Spohr, K. Bahalkeh, M. Bahn, T. Baker, W. J. Baker, J. P. Bakker, D. Baldocchi, J. Baltzer, A. Banerjee, A. Baranger, J. Barlow, D. R. Barneche, Z. Baruch, D. Bastianelli, J. Battles, W. Bauerle, M. Bauters, E. Bazzato, M. Beckmann, H. Beeckman, C. Beierkuhnlein, R. Bekker, G. Belfry, M. Belluau, M. Beloiu, R. Benavides, L. Benomar, M. L. Berdugo-Lattke, E. Berenguer, R. Bergamin, J. Bergmann, M. Bergmann Carlucci, L. Berner, M. Bernhardt-Römermann, C. Bigler, A. D. Bjorkman, C. Blackman, C. Blanco, B. Blonder, D. Blumenthal, K. T. Bocanegra-González, P. Boeckx, S. Bohlman, K. Böhning-Gaese, L. Boisvert-Marsh, W. Bond, B. Bond-Lamberty, A. Boom, C. C. F. Boonman, K. Bordin, E. H. Boughton, V. Boukili, D. M. J. S. Bowman, S. Bravo, M. R. Brendel, M. R. Broadley, K. A. Brown, H. Bruelheide, F. Brumnich, H. H. Bruun, D. Bruy, S. W. Buchanan, S. F. Bucher, N. Buchmann, R. Buitenwerf, D. E. Bunker, J. Bürger, S. Burrascano, D. F. R. P. Burslem, B. J. Butterfield, C. Byun, M. Marques, M. C. Scalon, M. Caccianiga, M. Cadotte, M. Cailleret, J. Camac, J. J. Camarero, C. Campany, G. Campetella, J. A. Campos, L. Cano-Arboleda, R. Canullo, M. Carbognani, F. Carvalho, F. Casanoves, B. Castagneyrol, J. A. Catford, J. Cavender-Bares, B. E. L. Cerabolini, M. Cervellini, E. Chacón-Madrigal, K. Chapin, F. S. Chapin, S. Chelli, S. C. Chen, A. Chen, P. Cherubini, F. Chianucci, B. Choat, K. S. Chung, M. Chytrý, D. Ciccarelli, L. Coll, C. G. Collins, L. Conti, D. Coomes, J. H. C. Cornelissen, W. K. Cornwell, P. Corona, M. Coyea, J. Craine, D. Craven, J. P. 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Jenkins, A. Jentsch, J. R. P. Jespersen, G. F. Jiang, J. L. Johansen, D. Johnson, E. J. Jokela, C. A. Joly, G. J. Jordan, G. S. Joseph, D. Junaedi, R. R. Junker, E. Justes, R. Kabzems, J. Kane, Z. Kaplan, T. Kattenborn, L. Kavelenova, E. Kearsley, A. Kempel, T. Kenzo, A. Kerkhoff, M. I. Khalil, N. L. Kinlock, W. D. Kissling, K. Kitajima, T. Kitzberger, R. Kjøller, T. Klein, M. Kleyer, J. Klimešová, J. Klipel, B. Kloeppel, S. Klotz, J. M. H. Knops, T. Kohyama, F. Koike, J. Kollmann, B. Komac, K. Komatsu, C. König, N. J. B. Kraft, K. Kramer, H. Kreft, I. Kühn, D. Kumarathunge, J. Kuppler, H. Kurokawa, Y. Kurosawa, S. Kuyah, J. P. Laclau, B. Lafleur, E. Lallai, E. Lamb, A. Lamprecht, D. J. Larkin, D. Laughlin, Y. Le Bagousse-Pinguet, G. le Maire, P. C. le Roux, E. le Roux, T. Lee, F. Lens, S. L. Lewis, B. Lhotsky, Y. Li, X. Li, J. W. Lichstein, M. Liebergesell, J. Y. Lim, Y. S. Lin, J. C. Linares, C. Liu, D. Liu, U. Liu, S. Livingstone, J. Llusià, M. Lohbeck, Á. López-García, G. Lopez-Gonzalez, Z. Lososová, F. Louault, B. A. Lukács, P. Lukeš, Y. Luo, M. Lussu, S. Ma, C. Maciel Rabelo Pereira, M. Mack, V. Maire, A. Mäkelä, H. Mäkinen, A. C. M. Malhado, A. Mallik, P. Manning, S. Manzoni, Z. Marchetti, L. Marchino, V. Marcilio-Silva, E. Marcon, M. Marignani, L. Markesteijn, A. Martin, C. Martínez-Garza, J. Martínez-Vilalta, T. Mašková, K. Mason, N. Mason, T. J. Massad, J. Masse, I. Mayrose, J. McCarthy, M. L. McCormack, K. McCulloh, I. R. McFadden, B. J. McGill, M. Y. McPartland, J. S. Medeiros, B. Medlyn, P. Meerts, Z. Mehrabi, P. Meir, F. P. L. Melo, M. Mencuccini, C. Meredieu, J. Messier, I. Mészáros, J. Metsaranta, S. T. Michaletz, C. Michelaki, S. Migalina, R. Milla, J. E. D. Miller, V. Minden, R. Ming, K. Mokany, A. T. Moles, A. Molnár, J. Molofsky, M. Molz, R. A. Montgomery, A. Monty, L. Moravcová, A. Moreno-Martínez, M. Moretti, A. S. Mori, S. Mori, D. Morris, J. Morrison, L. Mucina, S. Mueller, C. D. Muir, S. C. Müller, F. Munoz, I. H. Myers-Smith, R. 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