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Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica

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LOPEZ GONZALEZ, Antonio et al. Obsolescence and language use in bibliographical references in the Magazines of the Spanish Nephrology Nursing Society: years 1998,1999, 2003, 2006 and 2008. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.3, pp.181-186. ISSN 1139-1375.

Aim: to carry out a bibliometric analysis to determine and evaluate the obsolescence and language use in the bibliographical references of the articles published in the Magazine of the Spanish Nephrology Nursing Society. Material and method: a retrospective longitudinal descriptive study was carried out. The four issues of volumes 1, 2, 6, 9 and 11 of the Magazine of the Spanish Nephrology Nursing Society were used. The bibliometric indicators analysed were obsolescence and language. Result: 168 articles were reviewed, with a total of 1166 bibliographical references, with a median of 5, a standard deviation of ± 6.54, a maximum of 39 and a minimum of 0 bibliographical references per article. The total index of references per article was 6.94 bibliographical references per article. The Obsolescence Index was 6.1 years, the Price Index was 41.2 % and the Immediacy Index was 3.4%. As regards the language used by the authors in the sphere of nephrology nursing, Spanish (54.87%; 95%CI 51.98-57.7) and English (44.13% 95%CI 41.29-47.07) were the most used. Conclusion: The analysis of the bibliographical references in the articles published in the magazines showed similar parameters to other magazines on health sciences. However, good obsolescence data were obtained, which shows the relevance of most of the references studied.

Keywords : Bibliometrics; Nephrology nursing; Magazine.

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