Análisis de la circulación de las revistas biomédicas españolas en bases de datos nacionales e internacionales.
In view of the importance of the scientific journals as vehicles for the
transmission of knowledge, in this thesis we have assessed the visibility of
spanish medical journals by considering data from the Ulrichs International
Periodicals Directory in the year 2000. The coverage of this directory has
been compared with the specialized data bases Index Medicus/medline,
´Indice M´edico Espanol/ime and Journal Citation Reports (jcr).
The evolution across the twentieth century of 459 spanish medical journals
included in the Ulrichs International Periodicals Directory has been
analyzed, studying aspects such as: the year the journal was founded, the
age and stability, the location at which the journal was edited, the publisher
type (commercial or institutional), the thematic area, the publication
frequency, the direct publication (subscription/print-run) and indirect publication
(circulation in data bases), presence in libraries, electronic editions
and publication language.
Additionally, we have analyzed which journals have reached the maximum
degree of international visibility, i.e., those circulating simultaneously
in the Ulrichs International Periodicals Directory, in the medline, in the
ime and in the jcr. In this case we have studied the impact factor in addition
to those aspects formerly mentioned.
We found the journals which dominated are those founded in 1981-1990,
those that have survived between 10 and 30 years, those edited in Madrid
and Barcelona, and those that are published by commercial publishers and
professional/scientific societies. Common characteristics of these journals are
that they are in scientific areas: medical sciences, pharmacology and surgery,
have a trimonthly and bimonthly periodicity, have a print-run between
1000 and 5000 copies and circulate mainly in the data bases: Excerpta Medica/
embase, ´Indice M´edico Espanol/ime and Index Medicus/medline. With
respect to their electronic editions, most of them are electronic versions of the
paper journal, and with respect to their language, most of them are written
We found that Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatr´ýa, Journal of Physiology and
Biochemistry, Medicina Cl´ýnica, Nefrolog´ýa, Revista Cl´ýnica Espanola, Revista
de Neurolog´ýa, Revista Espanola de Cardiolog´ýa and Revista Espanola de
Enfermedades Digestivas constitute the eight spanish medical journals with
the highest circulation in the year 2000.
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Advisor:Abad García, Mª Francisca; Osca LLuch, Julia
School:Universitat de València
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:història de la ciència i documentació
Date of Publication:09/20/2004