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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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PEREZ ALBACETE, M.. XXX anniversary of Actas Urologicas Españolas: historical chronicle. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2007, vol.31, n.4, pp.299-315. ISSN 0210-4806.

Objective: In the occasion of his thirtieth anniversary we try to know, from the historical point of view, development and evolution the Spanish Actas of Urology. For it we analyzed the role played by each one of the directors who the magazine has had in this period. Material and methods: We reviewed the content of the publication from January of 1977 to October of 2006, the title fifth of the statutes of the Spanish Association of Urology that regulate it, its diverse modifications and, also, whichever news appear in relation to the magazine in the News bulletin of the AEU. Results: We detailed the performance of each director and indicated the measures taken, the changes and the conducted adaptations to maintain it to the day and to locate it within the international context of the biomedical magazines, its inclusion in the international indices of measurement and Internet, with the purpose of increasing its diffusion, the factor of impact and the intention to consolidate it as the one of urological reference between those of Hispanic speech. Conclusions: The magazine has gathered faithfully the work of the Spanish urologist and has been the exponent in these thirty years of the evolution and the constant progress that our Urology has maintained. He is clear, in his 30 volumes, the delivery of his four directors, the continuous preoccupation and the fight that maintain to surpass the difficulties and to elevate their scientific quality to reach the proposed objectives.

Keywords : History of the Urology; Spanish Urology; Magazines of Urology; Periodic publications; Spanish Acts of Urology.

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