ISSN 0041-9095
printed version

ISSN 2011-0839
online version



Basic Information

The Universitas Medica journal (abbreviated title univ. med.) is published quarterly by the Faculty of Medicine of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Hospital San Ignacio. Its mission is to publish original articles, review articles, topic reviews and reflection articles, fruit of results of Clinical and Basic Medical Research, Public Health, Epidemiology and in general issues related to teaching and care activities. The journal is aimed at professionals, teachers and students in the field of medicine and health sciences at the national and international levels. The journal "Universitas" was created in 1951 as an interdisciplinary journal of several institutions of the University Javeriana In 1958 the Faculty of Medicine created "Universitas Medica" as a continuation of Universitas. The numbers 1-40 can only be consulted in physics. The full text of the numbers 41 (year 2000) - to 50 (year 2009) are available in:

The full text of the numbers 51 to the current one can be found on this page.


Information Services

The articles published in Universitas Medica are indexed or summarized by:

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Redalyc
  • Ulrich's Periodicals
  • Periódca (Índice de Revistas Latinoamerianas en Ciencias)
  • Imbiomed México
  • LANIC (Latin American Network Informatión Center)
  • Elektronische Zeitscriftenbiblliothek (EZB) University Library of Regensburg - Germany
  • British Library
  • Free Medical Journals
  • Latindex
  • Dimensions
  • Lilacs
  • Biblat
  • Cas
  • Cas Plus
  • Periódica


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The publication of the magazine is financed by:

  • Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, PUJ
  • University Hospital San Ignacio, Bogotá, HUSI

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