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Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

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SEGURANYES, Gloria et al. Characteristics of the articles published in "Matronas Profesión" and "Enfermería Nefrológica" from 2001 to 2004. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.3, pp.59-65. ISSN 1139-1375.

Objective. To determine the characteristics of the articles published in “Matronas Profesión” (MP) and Enfermería Nefrológica” (EN) from 2001 to 2004. Design. An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study. Material and methods. The study focused on all the articles, with the exception of editorials, published over those four years in the aforementioned journals. Access to the articles was attained, and the data was collected by two independent researchers in order to guarantee the reliability of the information. The characteristics of each article, the authors and the reference list were recorded. The original articles were characterized according to whether the methodology utilized was quantitative or qualitative. Results. The authors analyzed 188 articles, 80 (42.6%) from MP and 108 (57.4%) from EN. Original articles predominated in EN (47.2%), whereas articles focusing on continuing education were most common in MP (36.3%). In EN, the subject most frequently dealt with was hemodialysis (41.7%) and in MP, childbirth (15%). The mean number of authors per article was similar (4) in the two journals, as were the Spanish Autonomous Communities with the greatest production (Catalonia, Andalusia and Madrid), although the distributions differed from one journal to the other. Conclusions. EN offers more original articles, while the quality of the reference lists is greater in MP. Both journals present certain aspects in which they should improve in order to increase their scientific quality.

Keywords : bibliometrics; nursing; midwifery; scientific publication.

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