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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

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AVEIRO-ROBALO, Telmo Raúl  y  HERNANDEZ-NEGRIN, Halbert. Journals of rheumatology in the iberoamerican context. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, e23. ISSN 1817-5996.


Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is responsible for preventing, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases. It is one of the specialties that has made the most advances in diagnosis and treatment in recent years.


To explain the main bibliometric indicators of rheumatology journals in Iberoamerica.


A search of rheumatology journals was carried out in several databases and the current journals belonging to Latin American countries, Spain or Portugal were selected. The general data of the magazines were extracted in their respective websites. Given the heterogeneity of indexing, the indicators provided by Google Scholar were taken for comparison. For this, the Publish or Perish program was used and a temporary limitation was made from 2007 to 2017.


The journals with the highest impact indicators are those found in the most prestigious international databases (Web of Science, Scopus and Pubmed), this is another factor that affects their visibility, a corroborative fact by identifying that the 20 most cited articles correspond to these three journals.


The bibliometric tools provided by the Google Scholar allowed to standardize indicators of productivity and visibility in the studied journals, making more accessible the recovery of academic information and the computation of bibliometric indicators.

Palabras clave : Scientific journals; Bibliometric indicators; Rheumatology; Ibero-America.

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