Cartas al editor publicadas en revistas biomédicas peruanas indizadas en scielo - Perú 2006-2013

Translated title of the contribution: Letters to the editor published in peruvian biomedical journals indexed in scielo - Peru 2006-2013

Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo, Jhon William Mejía-Dolores, Joel L. Chalco-Huamán

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Abstract

This bibliometric study describes the characteristics of letters to the editor published between 2006-2013 in biomedical journals indexed in SciELO-Peru.253 letters (10.3% of total publications) were collected. Most letters (139) were in the Peruvian Journal of Experimental Medicine and Public Health, with marked increase throughout those years. 25% of letters submitted included medical student participation. 14% of authors presented with international affiliations and 27% with endogenous affiliation - common in university journals (Anales de la Facultad de Medicina, Revista Médica Herediana).The usual criteria justifying the publication of letters were: opinion of medical fact or public domain (35.6%) and discussion of results, methodological flaws or interpretation (22.9%). In biomedical journals indexed in SciELO Peru the letters to the editor comprise a percentage of publications that has increased in recent years, with low publication of letters of findings or primary data, compared with opinion or criticism.

Translated title of the contributionLetters to the editor published in peruvian biomedical journals indexed in scielo - Peru 2006-2013
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)104-109
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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