The evaluation of scientific productivity in Brazil: An assessment of the mental health field

The evaluation of scientific productivity in Brazil: An assessment of the mental health field

Author Goncalves, Renata R. Google Scholar
Kieling, Christian Google Scholar
Bressan, Rodrigo A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mari, Jair J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rohde, Luis A. Google Scholar
Institution Univ Fed Rio Grande do Sul
Hosp Clin Porto Alegre
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Brazilian scientific production has increased significantly over the last decade, and mental health has been a leading research field in the country, with a growing number of articles published in high quality international journals. This article analyses the scientific output of mental health research between 2004 and 2006 and estimates individual research performance based on four different strategies. A total of 106 mental health scientists were included in the analysis; together they published 1,209 articles indexed in Medline or ISI, with over 65% of the production in journals with impact factor a parts per thousand yen1. Median impact factor of publications was 2. Spearman correlation coefficient showed a large positive correlation between all four different measures used to estimate individual research output. Ten investigators were together responsible for almost 30% of the articles published in the period, whereas 65% of the sample contributed with less than 10 articles.
Language English
Date 2009-08-01
Published in Scientometrics. Dordrecht: Springer, v. 80, n. 2, p. 529-537, 2009.
ISSN 0138-9130 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 529-537
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000268019900017

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