Two databases were constructed to assemble just publications applying evolutionary concepts in medical journals, and they were named Top 50 EvoMed database and Broad Med & Clin Database.
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Two databases were constructed to assemble just publications applying evolutionary concepts in medical journals, and they were named Top 50 EvoMed database and Broad Med & Clin Database. The platform Scimago Institutions Rankings (ttps://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php?category=2701) was first used to determine the 50 best ranked (according to the number of citations per articles) scientific journals in the medical area. The parameters for this search were settled for: medicine (miscellaneous), all subject areas, all types, all regions / countries and the year 2020. The next step was to individually search each selected journal for articles associating biological evolution with the medical areas. In December 2021 the PubMed database (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/) was used for selecting these articles. The raw Top 50 EvoMed database comprises all articles from each of the first 50 journals. However, it was necessary to refine it by excluding articles using the concept of “evolution” in a different meaning than “biological evolution”. The textual analysis of each article of the raw Top 50 EvoMed database began by localizing the word “evolution*” in the text and selecting the corresponding sentence in which it appears. These were used as “classificatory sentences” of the articles. The resulting database was named “Top 50 EvoMed database” The second database (Broad Med & Clin Database) includes all journals with “Clinic” or “Medical” in the title. This database were collected in October 2021, using the