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Profile and scientific production of Brazilian National Council of Technological and Scientific Development researchers in Pediatrics

Perfil y producción científica de los investigadores del Consejo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico en el área de Pediatría

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the profile and the scientific production of researchers in Pediatrics with scholarship from the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development.

METHODS:

The Lattes curricula of 34 researchers in Pediatrics with active scholarships, from 2006 to 2008 were included in the analysis. The variables of interest were: gender, affiliation, time since PHD, tutoring of undergraduate students, mentorship of masters and doctors, scientific production and the papers' impact.

RESULTS:

In a total of 411 researchers in Medicine, 34 (8%) belonged to Pediatrics. Males (77%) and scholars in the category 2 of productivity (62%) prevailed. Three states of Brazil were responsible for approximately 90% of the researchers: São Paulo (53%), Minas Gerais (21%), and Rio Grande do Sul (15%). During their academic career, the Pediatrics researchers have published 3,122 articles with a median of 89 articles per researcher (interquartile range - IQ=51-119). Of the total, 40 and 59% articles were indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases, respectively. The Pediatrics researchers have published papers in 599 journals with a median impact factor of 2.35 (IQ=1.37-3.73) for the 323 indexed journals.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Pediatrics researchers have a relevant scientific output from the quantity point of the view, but there is a need to improve quality.

scientific publication indicators; Pediatrics; Medicine; education, Medical, Graduate; Health Sciences


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