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Human resources and scientific productivity in Brazil

Authors
  • Leta, Jacqueline1
  • Lannes, Denise1
  • De Meis, L.1
  • 1 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto Ciências Biomedicas, Departamento de Bioquimica Médica, Rio de Janeiro, CEP, 21941-590, (Brazil) , Rio de Janeiro
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scientometrics
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1998
Volume
41
Issue
3
Pages
313–324
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF02459048
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

The number of Brazilian scientific publications increased from 0.29% to 0.56% of the worldwide total during the 1981–1993 period. There was a decrease of the funds allocated to most scientific activities, except for that allocated for training of new scientists. The numbers of research fellowships and scientific publications increased at the same ratio during the period. The pattern of scientific publications and the number of fellowship granted along the years in the different fields of research were analyzed. The data presented indicate that even in a period of economic crisis, a selective investment of funds in human resources may lead to an increase of the scientific productivity of a country in all science fields.

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