In August 2023, the Scopus Index and Abstract Database announced the latest list of Iraqi researchers in the field of tourism stocks. Among the list, Dr. Dlawar Mahdi, chairperson of the accounting department at Komar University of Science and Technology, has been ranked the first researcher in Iraq and fourth internationally for the past three years. This ranking is based on the number of relevant papers published in top international journals and the number of citations.
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