versão ISSN 1024-9435
SANZ-CASADO, Elías et al. La actividad científica española en ciencias médicas en el período 1991-1999. ACIMED [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.1, pp. 1-2. ISSN 1024-9435.
The group of Spanish medical sciences researchers is studied. Unidimensional and relational bibliometric indicators are used to analyze the papers published by the researchers processed in the MEDLINE database from 1991 to 1999. The results show that the Spanish scientific production in medical sciences has raised in more than 70 %. Likewise, its weight concerning world production has increased from 1.4 % to 2 %. Biology-biochemistry, general medicine, neurosciences and nephrology-urology are the most published topics. A rise has also been observed in the size of the research groups and in the coauthorship index from 4.58 to 5.09 authors/document. The journal article has been the most used type of document to spread research. 15 of the 17 most productive journals are Spanish. The relational indicators utilized, which are based on the correspondence analysis, reveal a clear differentiation between institutional sectors, according to the topics in which their researchers work. Hospitals show their preference for clinical areas, whereas the universities prefer basic research areas. The scientific activity in the field of medical sciences has had a significant change in Spain. Most of the research activity is developed by the health sector, where applied investigation is made.
Palavras-chave : PRODUCCION CIENTIFICA; PRODUCCION CIENTIFICA [tendencias]; INVESTIGADORES; BIBLIOMETRIA; ESPAÑA.