Review of ISO-Compliance of Indexes of both Farsi and Arabic Reference Books Published In Iran on Islamic Sciences in 1991-1999



Objective: The aim of the present study is to investigate the extent of compliance of indexes of Farsi and Arabic Islamic Sciences reference books published in Iran for the 1991-1999 periods with the relevant ISO standards.
Methodology: 338 reference titles published in Farsi and Arabic in the field of Islamic Science published between 1991-1999 were selected for the survey
Findings: Research Findings demonstrated that only 44.95% of the titles studied had any indexes. Of these 58.28% complied with ISO 999 standard. Of these, pagination of index pages was observed in 329 (97.34%) of cases while introductory notes was observed in only 37 (10.95%) cases