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The aim of this article was to investigate the question that: "Has the occurrence and related studies of the lslarnic Revolution of Iran affected developments in the theories of revolutionary process?" To answer 1his question, the autor has utilized Thomas Kuhn and Robert Merton's theories about scientific change and development, and has hypothesized that "the studies of the Islamic Revolution have revealed anomalies in the existing theories explaining revolutinary process. causing significant developments such theories". The probe this hypothesis. revolutionary process was analyzed into five aspects of: conditions leading to revolutionary movement. the role of ideology and culture in the process, mobilization and mass participation, the role or organization and leadership, and the role of violence in the movement. Content analysis of 57 articles published in scicnnfic journals found in JSTOR from 1980 to 200-1-, confirmed all five sub-hypotheses ending in the conclusion that the occurrence and studies of the Islamic Revolution of Iran has contributed to significant new devclopmems in the theories of revolutionary process.