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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Jan-Feb;55(1):4-5.

[The Journals role in continuing medical education].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Área de Producción Editorial, División de Innovación Educativa, Coordinación de Educación en Salud, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.


in English, Spanish

In the 19th century, the first journals in medicine appeared in order to disseminate knowledge among creators and discoverers, but especially among users of knowledge, some of these journals continue to be published nowadays. Subsequently, an organization that initially aspired to collect, sort, archive and distribute the publications: the Index Medicus. Over time, it was imperative to create indexes that measure the performance of journals and with that of researchers.


Continuing education; Impact factor; Resources for research; Scientific and technical publications

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