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Identification of biomedical journals in Spain and Latin America

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dc.contributor.author Bonfill, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Osorio, Dimelza
dc.contributor.author Posso, Margarita
dc.contributor.author Sola, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Rada, Gabriel
dc.contributor.author Torres, Ania
dc.contributor.author Garcia Dieguez, Marcelo
dc.contributor.author Pina-Pozas, Maricela
dc.contributor.author Diaz-Garcia, Luisa
dc.contributor.author Tristan, Mario
dc.contributor.author Gandarilla, Omar
dc.contributor.author Rincon-Valenzuela, David A.
dc.contributor.author Marti, Arturo
dc.contributor.author Hidalgo, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Simancas-Racines, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Luis
dc.contributor.author Correa, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Rojas-De-Arias, Antonieta
dc.contributor.author Loza Munarriz, Cesar Antonio
dc.contributor.author Gianneo, Oscar
dc.contributor.author Pardo, Hector
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:52:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:52:35Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5317
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: Journals in languages other than English that publish original clinical research are often not well covered in the main biomedical databases and therefore often not included in systematic reviews. This study aimed to identify Spanish language biomedical journals from Spain and Latin America and to describe their main features. METHODS: Journals were identified in electronic databases, publishers' catalogues and local registries. Eligibility was determined by assessing data from these sources or the journals' websites, when available. FINDINGS: A total of 2457 journals were initially identified; 1498 met inclusion criteria. Spain (27.3%), Mexico (16.0%), Argentina (15.1%) and Chile (11.9%) had the highest number of journals. Most (85.8%) are currently active; 87.8% have an ISSN. The median and mean length of publication were 22 and 29 years, respectively. A total of 66.0% were indexed in at least one database; 3.0% had an impact factor in 2012. A total of 845 journals had websites (56.4%), of which 700 (82.8%) were searchable and 681 (80.6%) free of charge. CONCLUSIONS: Most of the identified journals have no impact factor or are not indexed in any of the major databases. The list of identified biomedical journals can be a useful resource when conducting hand searching activities and identifying clinical trials that otherwise would not be retrieved. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartofseries Health Information and Libraries Journal
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject journals en_US
dc.subject Language en_US
dc.subject America, South en_US
dc.subject citation analysis en_US
dc.subject clinical trials en_US
dc.subject database searching en_US
dc.subject Databases, Bibliographic/supply & distribution en_US
dc.subject Europe, South-West en_US
dc.subject Journal Impact Factor en_US
dc.subject Publishing/supply & distribution/trends en_US
dc.subject Research/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Spain en_US
dc.title Identification of biomedical journals in Spain and Latin America en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12110
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#5.08.03
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.02
dc.relation.issn 1471-1842

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