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Guillermo León López, en Biblioteconomía Verónica Soto Rodríguez, Abilene C Escamilla Ortiz, Juan Carlos Hernández Gante
Bibliometric analysis of the biomedical literature in Mexico
Cir Gen 2001; 23 (4)
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Objective: To identify the mistakes encountered in bibliographic references of articles published in seven Mexican biomedical journals, six chosen randomly and one predetermined, based on the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals.
Design: Retrospective, observations, and comparative study.
Material and methods: We reviewed the list of references of seven articles, randomly chosen, published in six Mexican biomedical journals, and compared them with seven unpublished articles submitted to the editorial office of Cirujano General. We analyzed the structure of 200 references based on the guidelines indicated in the uniform requirements for authors established by the Vancouver group. Two groups were established: I with 100 references from the seven unpublished articles submitted to the editorial office of Cir Gen, group II constituted by 100 references from the seven articles published in the six Mexican biomedical journals, of which two are indexed in the Index Medicus, two in Artemisa, and two in Bibliomex Salud. We assessed the following variables: First author, co-authors, standardization on the use of et al., title of the article, year, volume, and pages (first and last).
Results: The mistakes found in the structure of the references expressed in percentages were in decreasing frequency: Pages (75%), Co-authors (54%), Title of the article (51%), and Volume (35%) for group I articles; whereas for Group II they were: Pages (62%), Co-authors (53%), Title of the article (35%), and First author (34%).
Conclusion: All reference lists from both groups had some mistake in their structure.
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