Dynamis (journal)

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Discipline History of medicine
Language English, Spanish
Edited by Mikel Astrain, Annette Mülberger
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannually
License CC-BY
ISSN 0211-9536 (print)
2340-7948 (web)
OCLC no. 642384753

Dynamis is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal covering the history of medicine and science. It publishes articles, notes, documents, and reviews in Spanish and English (with some articles in French, Italian, or Portuguese).[1] Contents are freely accessible online six months after publication from Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert[2] and SciELO.[3]


The journal was established in 1981 at the University of Granada by five historians of medicine (Luis García Ballester, Teresa Ortiz, Rosa María Moreno, Guillermo Olagüe and Esteban Rodríguez Ocaña). The first editorial note acknowledged the influence of Pedro Laín Entralgo, and justified the publication of the new journal by referring to the recent growing interest in the history of science, in particular the history of medicine, in Spain.[4] From the beginning, the aim of the journal was to contribute to a comprehension of the practical and social aspects of medicine from a broad perspective including the history of scientific, educational, and medical institutions.[5]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.306.[6]


  1. ^ Steinke, Hubert; Lang, Yves (October 2011). "Parochialism or Self-Consciousness? Internationality in Medical History Journals 1997–2006". Medical History. 55 (4): 523–538. doi:10.1017/S002572730000497X. PMC 3201667Freely accessible. PMID 22028500. 
  2. ^ "Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam". Raco.cat. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Dynamis - Home Page". Scielo.isciii.es. 1990-01-06. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  4. ^ Peset, José Luis (2005). "Dynamis en sus 25 años". Dynamis. 25: 25–45. 
  5. ^ Ortiz Gómez, Teresa (Ed.) (1997). Historia y medicina en la Universidad de Granada, siglos XIX-XX. Granada: Universidad de Granada. ISBN 84-600-9394-8. 
  6. ^ "Dynamis". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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