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Table 4 Public health and epidemiology journals of Spain and Latin America

From: Hispanic Latin America, Spain and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean: A rich source of reference material for public health, epidemiology and tropical medicine

Journal Thomson-ISI Impact Factor SCImago Journal Ranking SciELO Impact Factor
Revista Médica de Chile 0.405 0.2082 0.065
Gaceta Sanitaria N/A 0.068 0.1901
Revista Española de Salud Pública N/A 0.052 0.2105
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health N/A 0.092 0.1183
Revista de Salud Pública N/A 0.06 0.0875
Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra N/A 0.044 0.0432
Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición 0.258 0.047 0.0753
Salud Pública de México N/A 0.101 0.2137
Gaceta Médica de México N/A 0.044 N/A
Revista Chilena de Pediatría N/A 0.04 0.1250
Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social N/A 0.038 N/A
Medicina (Buenos Aires) N/A 0.057 0.0556 (2006)
Revista Chilena de Nutrición N/A 0.0 0.2545
Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología N/A 0 0.1087
Acta Bioquím Clínica Latinoamer 0.125 N/A 0.0247
Rev Cubana de Med Gen Integral N/A N/A 0.0392
Revista Cubana de Pediatría N/A 0 0.1125
Revista de Investigación Clínica 0.243 0.055 N/A
  1. The table shows those journals having a ranking from at least one of the Thomson ISI, SCImago or SciELO ranking lists
  2. NB 1 Brazilian journals which also publish articles in Spanish are not included in this table as these are dealt with elsewhere in this issue (see Barreto and Barata [44])
  3. 2 The Institute of Scientific Information's (ISI) impact factor is calculated using data from the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from the Science Citation Index (SCI). The algorithm is as follows: the number of times articles published in the former two years were cited in indexed journals during the following year divided by the number of published articles in these two years http://www.thomsonreuters.com/business_units/scientific/free/essays/impactfactor/. The SciELO's impact factor follows the same algorithm but takes citations given by journals indexed in the SciELO database and does it for the former two and three years. The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) uses a different and more complex algorithm developed by Stanford University for Google named PageRank, the basic concept being that each journal's prestige is dependent on the prestige of the journals citing it which are themselves dependent on the prestige of the journals citing them et cetera. It is an iterative process based not only on the number of citations a journal receives but on where these citations come from http://www.scimagojr.com/SCImagoJournalRank.pdf and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank