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Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery


The number of scientific journals increases every year, generat- ing a great variety of information and multiple opportunities for articles submission. There are bibliometric indexes that support journal evaluations in order to define how often they publish useful and high quality academic articles. Measures, such as the impact factor or the H factor, are currently used globally to identify quality journals and high-citation authors. Currently, printed journals are being replaced by electronic journals, and this tendency has favored the proliferation of predatory journals and editorials. Many authors desperate looking for academic vis- ibility or easy publication process pay the price for publication in these low quality journals. Because of this, selecting the journal for article submission is an important task that must be done with caution and under the supervision of research mentors. Actually there are websites that help us identify predatory journals or publishers avoiding to fall into such situations where our article may be considered a dubious quality publication by not going through a sound or regular peer review process. Recognized high quality general journals of sound editorial houses or specialized journals of high academic quality associations should be the first option of submission independent of the bibliometric indexes.

Keywords: H index, Impact factor, Predatory journals, Scientific articles.

How to cite this article: Oviedo MA, León AF, Montenegro JH, Echeverri RA, Rubiano AM. Fundamentos Para La Elaboración De Manuscritos Científicos En Trauma Y Cuidado Agudo De Emergencias (Parte 3): Como Seleccionar La Mejor Opción Para Publicar Su Trabajo: Más Allá Del Factor De Impacto. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2017;6(1):35-43.

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