Caridad IG, Munoz MTF, Gangas MB, Ariza EM "Spanish scientific output in Medicine in the years 1994-1999" REVISTA CLINICA ESPANOLA 204 (2). FEB 2004. p.75-88 EDICIONES DOYMA S/L, BARCELONA

Eugene Garfield garfield at CODEX.CIS.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jun 2 16:41:41 EDT 2004

TITLE:          Spanish scientific output in Medicine in the years 1994-
                1999 (Article, Spanish)

AUTHOR:         Caridad, IG; Munoz, MTF; Gangas, MB; Ariza, EM

SOURCE:         REVISTA CLINICA ESPANOLA 204 (2). FEB 2004. p.75-88

ABSTRACT:       Objectives.. A study through bibliometric indicators of

the 1994-1999 Spanish international medical scietific output is presented.

Method. The international bibliographic databases Science Citation Index
and Social Sciences Citation Index were used as data source.

Results. The Spanish production in Health Sciences rose in the period
studied to 53,878 documents, distributed between Basic Medicine (54016),
Clinical Medicine (53%) and Social Medicine (2.7%). Among the Spanish
communities with greater production Madrid (31%) and Catalonia (29%)
pointed out, followed by Andalusia (12%) and Valencia (9%). The principal
institutional sectors involved in research were hospitals (51%) and
university (44%). An important increase in the publications from
foundations and companies was observed. The disciplines of
Biochemistry/Molecular biology, Internal/General medicine and
Pharmacology/Pharmacy pointed out by their high production. With regard to
the centers of greater production its increase during the period studied,
the clinical or basic character of research and the average impact factor
of their documents shown to detect <<centers of


Conclusions. The analysis carried out shows the growth of clinical and
social Medicine, makes possible to identify the principal actors in Health
Sciences, detect centers of excellence in the disciplines, and analyze the
specialization of Spain in the European context. The publications are more
abundant in the journals of the first quartile of each specialty.

AUTHOR ADDRESS: IG Caridad, CSIC, CINDOC, C Joaquin Costa 22, E-28002

                Madrid, Spain

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