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Purpose: Scientific productions indexed in major databases such as Scopus are important criteria for ranking the medical universities.Publication of these scientific productions leads to increase their visibility and citation. The purpose of this article is to investigate the publication and citation status of Gilan and Golestan Medical Sciences universities’ by end of August 2011 designating their Hirsh index.
Methodology: This study is a descriptive one that was conducted through Science metric Attributable to both the university and all papers published in the Scopus database and were indexed under review. The findings were presented using descriptive statistics.
Findings: Golestan University of Medical Sciences faculty members with the rank of associate professors are13 and they have the maximum number. The faculty members with rank of instructor are 9 and they have the lowest number .The Gilan University faculty members with the highest rank of professor are 5 and have the maximum number. The faculty members with rank of instructor and associate professor have the lowest number.
Conclusion: According to Scopus, the articles of the faculties of Golestan University of Medical Sciences were 502 titles ; and the articles of Gilan were 262. The research population consists of 444 faculties of both Universities among them 103 faculties belong to Golestan university and 341 faculties belong to Gilan university. 32 faculties of Golestan university have Hirsh Index (31.6%) and 43 faculties of Gilan University have Hirsh Index (12.61%).
These 32 facuties of Golestan have 502 articles, 1080 citations and their H index is 94. But the 43 faculties of Gilan University have 262 articles, 689 citations and their HIdex is 82. So we can conclude that as well as our citation is , our H Index will go up. Golestan University faculties are less, but their H index is higher namely their scientific potential is higher.