Who’s who and what’s what in Brazilian Public Health Sciences
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The present study endeavours to provide information on what are the research interests of Brazilian Public Health and how authors can be ranked.
Post-graduate faculty members ISI data are analysed according to regions. Number of paper and its citations, papers’ type-complexity-cooperation, Bradford’s Law, Shannon’s indexes, time dynamic functions, Lotka’s Law, and ranking functions are examined.
Current production was built up in the last 30 years at a rate of 9.6% articles/year and 12.6% citations/year. 66% of potential authors were present in ISI data records, 64% achieved at least one citation. Research fields do not much depart from the traditional PH purview. More than 66% of authors have just one paper and decrease is steep. Subtle differences call attention to the South region.
Brazilian PH is mainly committed to classical research fields and ranking among authors is narrow.
KeywordsFaculty Member Ranking Function South Region Brazilian Health Collective Health
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