Una mirada epistemométrica de la Revista Médica de Chile y su aporte al conocimiento en Medicina
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Background: During the last decade Revista Médica de Chile increased its visibility, measured on citations and impact factor. Aim: To perform a scientometric analysis to assess the performance of Revista Médica de Chile. Material and methods: Thomson's-ISI Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports QCR) were consulted for performance indicators of Revista Médica de Chile and Latin Amerícan journals whose subject is General and Internal Medicine. We also report the h-index of the journal, which infers quality ¡inked to the quantity of the output. Results: According to the h-index, Revista Médica de Chile ranks 4 among the 36 journals indexed and published by Argentina, Brazil, Chile and México. The top ten articles published by Revista Médica de Chile and the institutions with the higher contríbution to the journal, were identified using citations. In the Latin Amerícan región, Brazil relevantly increased its scientific output. However, Argentina, Chile and México maintain a plateau during the last decade. Conclusions: Revista Médica de Chile increased notoriously its performance. Its contríbution to the Chilean scientific community dedicated to Medicine appears to be of central value.