Recently, the SCIMAGO database, from Elsevier, released the evaluation of scientific journals registered by that institution. And, with great satisfaction, the CBR received the news that Radiologia Brasileira, the college's scientific body, obtained the highest rate of citations per article (cites / doc), referring to the period 2018-2019, among all Brazilian scientific publications indexed by medical field, with a value of 3.21, well above the second periodical.
The cites / doc is one of the most relevant indicators of the quality of publications in a journal and the evolution of RB, in this parameter, can be seen in the figure (below).
The evolution of the “Cites / doc” of Radiologia Brasileira, in the last 3 years.
(figure reproduced from https://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=4000151814&tip=sid&clean=0)
Another point to highlight is the relevance of the presence of Brazilian Radiology on the international stage. Among the 308 publications in the area of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging indexed in SCIMAGO, worldwide, Radiologia Brasileira is ranked 46th, ahead of prestigious and traditional publications. Check the link https://www.scimagojr.com/.
Professor Edson Marchiori, editor-in-chief of the journal, highlights the most important aspects of this recent evaluation, which is the fact that Brazilian Radiology is becoming a vehicle for scientific dissemination that is arousing growing interest in the international scientific community, receiving a relevant number of citations to your articles.
The authors and researchers in the field of Radiology, with special emphasis on those who participate in graduate programs stricto sensu evaluated by CAPES benefit greatly from these advances in the qualification of the magazine, not only in the evaluation of the programs to which they belong, but also in their personal evaluations, when requesting research grants from the funding agencies.
“In return, everyone can contribute to the advancement of this process: the only way for the journal to continue to rise in this classification, improving its impact more and more, is to raise awareness by citing it more and more in our scientific articles published in other indexed journals. It should also be noted that only quotes from the two years prior to the current year are of interest ”, adds Dr. Marchiori.