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Revista Información Científica

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GONZALEZ SANCHEZ, Félix et al. Analysis of some bibliometric indicators of the Revista Información Científica of the Medical University of Guantánamo. Rev. inf. cient. [online]. 2018, vol.97, n.6, pp.1088-1099. ISSN 1028-9933.


bibliometrics is used to evaluate scientific areas, and is a reliable and universal method to measure the productivity of a sector. In the same way, it determines that bibliometric studies are increasingly required and used, a fact that is generalized in scientifically developed countries.


to evaluate the scientific activity and the information production of the Scientific Information Magazine during the year 2011.


a bibliometric and descriptive study was carried out of the articles published in the RIC of the medical university of Guantánamo during the year 2011, through the network, between January 15 and February 5, 2012. The 149 articles published in the aforementioned period were reviewed from the network. The variables studied were: type of documents, sex, number of authors per article, municipalities and institutions where the research was carried out, number of bibliographic references used and degree of update.


the original articles were the most published, with a predominance of female authors and group authorship of four and five researchers per article. Guantanamo is the municipality that contributed most with jobs; the Medical University and the Provincial Teaching General Hospital are the institutions with the greatest contribution. There was a predominance in the use of updated bibliographical references, which reinforces the credibility, validity and scientific rigor of this Guantanamera magazine.


the RIC in its 18 years of existence has been able to consolidate. The novel elements contributed by this study, which had not been investigated until now, are valuable data for the information policy of the institution and ensure that the official organ of health professionals in Guantanamo gain in prestige and quality.

Palabras clave : bibliometrics; journal analysis; bibliometric indicators.

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