Letters to the editor published in peruvian biomedical journals indexed in SciELO Peru 2006-2013

Authors

  • Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Sociedad Cientifica San Fernando, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru.
  • Jhon William Mejía-Dolores Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Sociedad Cientifica San Fernando, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru
  • Joel L. Chalco-Huamán Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Sociedad Cientifica San Fernando, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.321.1582

Keywords:

Scientific and technical publications, Biomedical research, Publications

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.

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Published

2015-04-02

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Research Articles

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Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Mejía-Dolores JW, Chalco-Huamán JL. Letters to the editor published in peruvian biomedical journals indexed in SciELO Peru 2006-2013. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Apr. 2 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];32(1):104-9. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1582

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