South American collaboration in scientific publications on leishmaniasis: Bibliometric analysis in scopus (2000-2011)

Charles Huamaní, Franco Romaní, Gregorio González-Alcaide, Miluska O. Mejia, José Manuel Ramos, Manuel Espinoza, CéSar Cabezas

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Abstract

© 2014 Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. All rights reserved. Objectives: Evaluate the production and the research collaborative network on Leishmaniasis in South America.Methods: A bibliometric research was carried out using SCOPUS database. The analysis unit was original research articles published from 2000 to 2011, that dealt with leishmaniasis and that included at least one South American author. The following items were obtained for each article: journal name, language, year of publication, number of authors, institutions, countries, and others variables.Results: 3,174 articles were published, 2,272 of them were original articles. 1,160 different institutional signatures, 58 different countries and 398 scientific journals were identified. Brazil was the country with more articles (60.7%) and Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) had 18% of Brazilian production, which is the South American nucleus of the major scientific network in Leishmaniasis.Conclusions: South American scientific production on Leishmaniasis published in journals indexed in SCOPUS is focused on Brazilian research activity. It is necessary to strengthen the collaboration networks. The first step is to identify the institutions with higher production, in order to perform collaborative research according to the priorities of each country.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)381-390
Number of pages10
JournalRevista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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