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Avaliação: Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)

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BITTAR, Marisa; SILVA, Márcia Regina da  and  HAYASHI, Maria Cristina Piumbato Innocentini. Scientific production in two journals in the education field. Avaliação (Campinas) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp.655-674. ISSN 1414-4077.

This article focuses the evaluation of scientific literature in Education published between 2001 and 2007 in two major journals in the field: the Journal of Education (RBE) and the Journal of the History of Education (RBHE). The methodology consisted of selecting and reading the abstracts and full texts of the studies of authors and themes, which were analyzed using the approaches of bibliometric studies and with the aid of historical research with an analytic-descriptive focus. The results showed that the behavior of publication are similar in both journals and the scientific literature in education has its own peculiarities, but it has at its core characteristics of social science research in general, for example, high levels of individual publication, predilection to use as reference books and book chapters, high frequency of scientific communication on national sources, among other features.

Keywords : Education research; Evaluation of scientific production; Bibliometric analysis.

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