Publicado por en 23/06/2014 el Artículos de alumnos | 0 comentarios

Latin American medical journals indexed by Thomson ISI


Por Romina Olmos de Aguilera y Patricio Alfaro Toloza.

One of the most important challenges for Latin America today is to achieve a higher volume and quality of scientific publications. Scientific journals are the medium of communication and measurement of science.

The impact of a journal can be measured in several ways, the most common being the impact factor, which is low in Latin American journals. This can be partly explained by the fact that most Latin American journals are published in their native language rather than in English, the latter being the factor governing most international journals with a higher impact factor. Indices of scientific publications are another way to assess the quality and visibility of a journal, with the Thomson Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) being the most respected…

Artículo completo en The Lancet.

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