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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2013 Nov-Dec;59(6):571-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ramb.2013.06.012. Epub 2013 Nov 8.

References from Brazilian medical journals in national publications.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Universidade do Estado do Pará, Belém, PA, Brasil. Electronic address: renankleberc@hotmail.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess whether there is a preference for international journal citation to the detriment of national ones in ten Brazilian medical journals, in two different periods.

METHODS:

All references in the articles published in Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, São Paulo Medical Journal, Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia, Clinics, Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia, Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria e Acta Ortopédica Brasileira in the years 2011 and 2007 were analyzed, assessing the number of articles published in national and international journals.

RESULTS:

A total of 36,125 references from 1,462 articles published in the 10 aforementioned journals were analyzed. Of the total number, 4.242 (11.74%) were from Brazilian journals. There was no significant difference between the two analyzed periods. A total of 453 (30,98%) of the articles studied non-cited brazilian papers,and 81 (5.54%) articles had more Brazilian than international references.

CONCLUSION:

Of total references analyzed, 11.74% were related to articles published in Brazilian journals. This number, when compared to the percentage of Brazilian articles published in the medical area, demonstrates a good number of citations of national articles.

KEYWORDS:

Artigo de revista; Bibliografia; Bibliography; Fator de impacto; Impact factor; Journal article

PMID:
24211012
DOI:
10.1016/j.ramb.2013.06.012
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