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Enfermería Nefrológica

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COBO SANCHEZ, José Luis et al. Analysis of the impact of the scientific production of the journal Enfermería Nefrológica between 1998 and 2017. Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.4, pp.349-358. ISSN 2255-3517.


The Journal Enfermería Nefrológica (EN) is the official publication of the Spanish Nephrology Nursing Association (SEDEN), and in 2018, EN celebrates its 20th anniversary. Analysis of journal articles allows to determine the publication´s evolution.


To analyze the scientific production published in the journal EN during the period 1998-2017.

Material and Method:

Bibliometric cross-sectional descriptive study of the journal EN from volume 1 to 20, using the software “Publish or Perish” 6th version. The following variables were analyzed: total number of articles and citations; citations per article, per author, per year; articles by author and authors by article; AWCR, g-index and h-index. Five-year periods analyzes were carried out (Period-1 1998-2002, Period-2 2003-2007, Period-3 2008-2011, Period-4 2012-2017).


1198 articles were analyzed: Period-1 n=81 (6.76%), Period-2 n=160 (13.35%), Period-3 n=164 (13.68%), Period-4 n=793 (66.19%); and 2167 citations: Period-1 n=47 (2.17%), Period-2 n= 759 (35%), Period-3 n=782 (36%), Period-4 n=579 (26.7%). Average number of authors per article: Period-1 1.96, Period-2 2.66, Period-3 2.82, Period-4 3. AWCR: Period-1 2.80 (sqrt=1.67) 1.58/author, Period-2 60.33 (sqrt=7.77) 26.58/author, Period-3 93.93 (sqrt=9.69), 35.21/author, Period-4 147.12 (sqrt=12.13), 57.31/author. H index: Period-1 4 (a=2.94, m=0.20, 35 cites=74.5% coverage), Period-2 16 (a=2.96, m=1.07, 433 cites=57.0% coverage), Period-3 9 (a=7.15, m=1.50, 116 cites=20.0% coverage), Period-4 11 (g/h=1.22, 133 cites=23.0% coverage).


The journal EN has grown exponentially in the last 20 years, both in production volume and in quality and visibility, becoming the reference publication of renal care in the Spanish-speaking world.

Keywords : bibliometric; nephrology nursing; journal impact factor; journal article.

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