[The Journals role in continuing medical education]

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. Jan-Feb 2017;55(1):4-5.
[Article in Spanish]

Abstract

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.

En el siglo XIX surgen las primeras publicaciones periódicas en medicina con la finalidad de difundir el conocimiento entre los creadores y descubridores del mismo pero, sobre todo, entre los usuarios del conocimiento; con el tiempo fue imperiosa la necesidad de crear índices que midieran el desempeño de las revistas y con él, el de los investigadores.

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

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical, Continuing*
  • Journal Impact Factor*
  • Mexico
  • Periodicals as Topic*