The scientific production in health and biological sciences of the top 20 Brazilian universities

The scientific production in health and biological sciences of the top 20 Brazilian universities

Author Zorzetto, Ricardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Razzouk, Denise Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dubugras, Maria Thereza Bonilha Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gerolin, Jerônimo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Schor, Nestor Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Guimarães, Jorge Almeida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mari, Jair de Jesus Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
Abstract Brazilian scientific output exhibited a 4-fold increase in the last two decades because of the stability of the investment in research and development activities and of changes in the policies of the main funding agencies. Most of this production is concentrated in public universities and research institutes located in the richest part of the country. Among all areas of knowledge, the most productive are Health and Biological Sciences. During the 1998-2002 period these areas presented heterogeneous growth ranging from 4.5% (Pharmacology) to 191% (Psychiatry), with a median growth rate of 47.2%. In order to identify and rank the 20 most prolific institutions in these areas, searches were made in three databases (DataCAPES, ISI and MEDLINE) which permitted the identification of 109,507 original articles produced by the 592 Graduate Programs in Health and Biological Sciences offered by 118 public universities and research institutes. The 20 most productive centers, ranked according to the total number of ISI-indexed articles published during the 1998-2003 period, produced 78.7% of the papers in these areas and are strongly concentrated in the Southern part of the country, mainly in São Paulo State.
Keywords Health sciences
Scientific publications
Information science
Scientometrics
Bibliometric analysis
Language English
Date 2006-12-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica, v. 39, n. 12, p. 1513-1520, 2006.
ISSN 0100-879X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
Extent 1513-1520
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-879X2006005000040
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000243103300001
SciELO ID S0100-879X2006001200001 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/3437

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