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In this research, indexed articles of faculty members and researchers of the Iranian Fisheries Research Institute (IFRI) based on qualitative and quantitative scientometric indicators in Web of Science database were investigated. Scientometric and citation analysis methods have been used to conduct the research. Findings indicated that 498 authored and co-authored articles indexed in this database from the beginning to 2015. 198 articles (37.95%) published in the Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences. Totally, average citation per paper 6.39, average citation per paper excluding self-citation 5-71, immediacy index 0.147, mean of impact factor 0.804 and H-index were 26. Self-citation rate was about 11%. The most articles categorized in the field of Marine freshwater biology (364). In total, the costs of 40.57% of articles are provided by national and international organizations. Of this amount, 31.73% belong to domestic organizations and 8.84% belong to foreign organization. The researchers of the IFRI had the most international collaboration and co-authorship with their counterparts from Malaysia (64 articles), USA (27 articles) and South Korea (15 articles) respectively. Among the 20 most cited papers, only 6 authored by the researchers of IFRI as first/coressponding author. The great number of the faculty members and researchers of IFRI has been published in Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences. This leads to two outcomes is contradictory. On the one hand, led to the publication status and number of articles increased in terms of quantity grow; But, on the other hand, reduces the quality status of articles, including average citation per paper, the mean of immediacy index, and the mean of impact factor.