Document Type : Articles


1 Master of Epistemology & Information Science, Vice Chancellor of Research and Technology, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

2 Ph.D in Information Retrieval, Vice Chancellor of Research and Technology Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran,

3 Department of Medical-Surgery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran

4 Professor, Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran.


This study evaluated the scientometrics indices of Iranian medical sciences journals indexed in Web of Science, Scopus and PubMed databases until 2020. The present study is a descriptive and practical survey which was done using scientometric methods. The source of data collection includes Web of Science, Scopus and PubMed databases. Excel statistical software was used to analyze the data, and net draw software was used to plot the graphs. A survey on Iranian medical journals' status revealed that the number of journals in all three databases has been growing. "General and Internal Medicine", "Health", and "Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy" are the subjects with the highest number of indexed journals in these databases. Furthermore, a qualitative review of indexed journals showed that more than 70% of Iranian journals have an impact factor of less than two. "International Journal of Health Policy and Management" of Kerman medical sciences university and "Bioimpacts" of Tabriz medical sciences university are the only medical journals with impact factors greater than 3 (5.007 and 3.831). Conclusions: Generally, despite the significant growth of indexed medical journals in recent years, most Iranian journals are not ranked among high-quality journals according to global indexing criteria.


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