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DUPERET CABRERA, Elaine et al. Scientific publishing: a critical look at the work of the medical library network in Santiago de Cuba . MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.3-10. ISSN 1029-3019.

An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out with the purpose of knowing the state of the scientific publishing of health librarians in Santiago de Cuba province, from January 1998 to August 2013; thereby an exhaustive review of their articles in the journal MEDISAN, through Internet search engines and Cuban medical journals was conducted. The results revealed that a very small number of librarians had published as main authors or co-authors, although there were scientific problems identified in their units, which required to be studied; they had technology resources and access to current information in their libraries; they were professionally trained and could use the journal MEDISAN -- publication of the greatest scientific production in health in the country. -- The results of this study could be related to the little research competence, demonstrating the need to take actions to achieve such competence, as befits the librarians of the 21st century

Keywords : health librarians; scientific publishing; medical libraries; biomedical journals; information management.

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