DId COVID 19 help authors to publish in high impact journal

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Technical Community Health Department, Technical Medical Institute, Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq

2 Ministry of Electricity, General Company for Electricity Transmission, Central Network, Iraq

3 Environmental Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq


The progressing of countries is measured by scientific research, Iraq made a good progressing in recent three years, whereas the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced that Iraq ranked fifty-fourth among the publishing countries in Scopus. The study aim is to look after if COVID 19 help Iraq to get this rank? The information was collected by questionnaires to general people and a phone interview with chief- editors of Iraqi journals had been made. The results showed that the COVID 19 play an important role in helping authors to collect any information about paper publishing in high impact journals and this is due to the ease of access to information that was previously restricted with a specific time and place and became available online because of the COVID 19 lockdown. Despite the seriousness of COVID 19 but as we know that always there is a positive aspect of everything happening around us, COVID 19 helped us to know an important advantage of e-learning that we do not know before.


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Volume 13, Issue 1
March 2022
Pages 1435-1443
  • Receive Date: 11 October 2021
  • Revise Date: 07 November 2021
  • Accept Date: 28 November 2021