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Educación Médica 2017;18 Supl 2:17-22
La producción científica biomédica en español: situación y perspectivas
The biomedical scientific production in Spanish: actual situation and outlook
Luis M. Plazaa, Esther García-Carpinteroa
a Instituto de Filosof??a, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient??ficas (CSIC), Madrid, Espa??a

This study examines the use of the Spanish as a language of scientific communication. At this aim we analyze the scientific output in biomedicine and clinical medicine, comparing the use of the Spanish, English and other languages in both disciplinary fields and determining the evolution of the scientific output in Spanish and English during the period 2005-2015. The results obtained indicate an absolute predominance of the English in both fields. Additionally, it has been analyzed the use of the Spanish and English in clinical and biomedical research journals published in Spain. As result, it can be observed a tendency to increase the number of papers published in English. In quantitative terms, Spain is leading the biomedical and clinical scientific output in Spanish language. While data and indicators obtained demonstrate the scarce presence of the Spanish in the worldwide biomedical scientific production, the study of the new trends of biomedical research and the reality of the science in our country allows us to argue the need for national and institutional strategies of scientific information. Under these strategies, the Spanish language can find the role and the value that really suits, mainly in aspects such as the scientific disclosure to different levels, the training of health specialists of different specialties and in the achievement of a better perception and social assessment of the science.

Palabras clave
Lengua española, Investigación biomédica, Producción científica, Publicaciones científicas
Spanish language, Biomedical research, Scientific output, Scientific publications
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