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REYES B, Humberto. The 135th Anniversary of Revista Médica de Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2007, vol.135, n.1, pp.7-10. ISSN 0034-9887.

Revista Médica de Chile was founded 135 years ago and it has been published monthly since then, being now the 23rd oldest biomedical journal in the world and the second oldest published in Spanish (Table 1). It is included in the major international data bases and it adheres since their first version to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (ICMJE) and to the recommendations established by the World Association of Medical Journal Editors (WAME) . The number of articles submitted for publication to the Revista has increased in the last decade, including manuscripts coming from other countries and these are published in English when the authors do not have Spanish as their original language. The rejection rate in 2006 raised to 35% and the time-lag for publication of accepted manuscripts did not differ importantly from other regional or international journals (Table 2). This 135th Anniversary pictures the Revista as a respected medical publication in Chile and in a relevant position among those biomedical journals whose main publication language is not English

Palabras clave : Education, medical; History of Medicine; Journalism, medical; Peer review.

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