La Hematología y la Gastroenterología son las áreas de investigación médica más activas en México
Rev Hematol Mex. 2021; 22 (3): 197-198. https://doi.org/10.24245/rev_hematol.v22i3.6979
Guillermo J Ruíz-Argüelles,1 David Gómez-Almaguer2
1 MD, FRCP (Glasg), MACP, DSc (hc), FRCP. Centro de Hematología y Medicina Interna de Puebla, Clínica Ruiz, Puebla, México.
2 MD, FACP. Departamento de Hematología, Hospital Universitario de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
To the editor:
Measuring the academic activity of scientists is not an easy task for there are very many indices. The Research Gate (RG) score is one of these many measuring tools. RG is a European, commercial, social networking site for scientists and researchers meant to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators; it is the largest academic social network in terms of active users. The New York Times has described RG as a mashup of Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin,1 and considers the numbers of published papers, citations, projects, areas of interest, etc. Inclusion in the measurements of the RG score is optional, and this feature introduces a strong bias in the analysis of the academic activity of scientists since many choose not to participate in this network, which is thus, non-inclusive. Like many other instruments that measure scientific activity, the calculation of the RG score has several limitations.
Be that as it may, we have listed the top 40 most prolific Mexican medical scientists working in Mexico, according to their RG score values, see below. As a result of analyzing the list, the following salient observations can be posited: 1) Hematology and Gastroenterology research are the most frequent areas of work among Mexican medical researchers (Figure 1); 2) All the hematology investigators in this group work outside Mexico City (3 in Monterrey and 3 in Puebla); 3) 30 researchers in the whole group (75%) were either trained at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán in Mexico City or are developing their academic activities in that institution. Table 1
This information may be useful to support the observation that Hematology and Gastroenterology are the medical areas in which most active research is being conducted in our country.
1. Lin T. Cracking open the scientific process. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
Received: October 18, 2021
Accepted: October 25, 2021
Guillermo Ruíz Argüelles
This article must be quoted: Ruíz-Argüelles GJ, Gómez-Almaguer D. Hematology and Gastroenterology are the most active medical research areas in México. Hematol Méx 2021; 22 (3): 197-198.