Revista chilena de radiología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9308
CANALS L, Mauricio. Science and imaginology: A quantitative analysis of radiologic research. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2008, vol.14, n.4, pp.221-226. ISSN 0717-9308. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-93082008000400006.
Having in mind the general hypothesis that, on one hand, the specialty of Imaginology carnes out an effective scientific work, and on the other hand, that Revista Chilena de Radiología constitutes the Chilean Radiologists research outcomes publication, the objective of this study was to characterize the scientific production as well as to assess its national and international impact factor from a quantitative point of view. Two hundred and seventy-seven journal articles published between 1995 and 2007 were reviewed and characterized to determine the national impact factor from 2002 to 2007, while international impact Índex of one hundred authors ofabove mentioned articles was also established. Our findings are indicative of main emphasis placed on Literature Reviews and Case Reports. This study proved that Original Articles are a minority, with occasionally clearly formulated hypothesis. Onlya 47% ofthe articles applied more sophisticated statistics tools than mere percentages. We have a low impact factor among national and international peers as well. Only8% ofthe international studies conducted were headedbya Radiologist. Nevertheless, ourinquiry revealed that, in general terms, our target audience considers our Journal contents as appropriate. Finally we analyze and discuss our current reality in the frame of scientific production and publication.
Palabras clave : Imaginology; Research; Science.