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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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VALDESPINO-ALBERTI, Ana Iris et al. Scientific production in the Cuban Journal of Pediatrics during the period 2005-2016. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2019, vol.91, n.2, e571. ISSN 0034-7531.


The Cuban Journal of Pediatrics has been published continuously during 90 years. However, there are not bibliometric studies that have characterized this prestigious journal, which is an aspect of special interest for the Journal´s editorial committee.


To analyze the scientific production of the Cuban Journal of Pediatrics, with the aim to establish policies for the continuous improvement of its editorial processes.


A descriptive bibliometric study was carried out from 2005 to 2016, using Scopus and SciELO databases. A total of 620 published articles were retrieved. The retrieved items were introduced into an ad hoc database using EndNote X7 for normalization purposes. A battery of bibliometric indicators for data analysis was applied. The gender perspective was used to analyze authorship. Bibexcel, UCINET, NetDraw, Gephi and Microsoft Excel 2013 were used as software for data processing, analysis and visualization.


The most productive authors and institutions were identified. A Price index of 0.41 was calculated, which indicates low updating of the sources used for research development. Original and review articles were predominant, as well as Spanish as the publication language. National and international collaboration networks were studied.


Low international contribution in journal contents, and obsolescence of references were the main negative aspects identified. Bibliometric characterization allowed knowing strategic factors for a future editorial policy of the journal.

Palavras-chave : bibliometrics; bibliometric indicators; scientific production; Cuban Journal of Pediatrics; decision making.

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