Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia
Print version ISSN 1415-790X
CAVALCANTE, Raika Augusta et al. Profile of dentistry researchers of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). Rev. bras. epidemiol. [online]. 2008, vol.11, n.1, pp.106-113. ISSN 1415-790X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-790X2008000100010.
Brazilian researchers have been showing increasing scientific production associated with the publication of studies in the literature. The aim of this study was to understand the profile of Brazilian researchers in dentistry with productivity grants from the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). One hundred and thirty two Lattes curricula, from 2003 to 2005, were carefully analyzed by gender, CNPq classification (1A to 1D, 2), institution of origin, year of PhD degree, number of papers published with their respective Qualis classification, number of books and book chapters, number of MSc and PhD supervisions, and area of work. The general profile was comprised by males (64.39%), level 2 of CNPq classification (42.42%), concentrated in institutions in the State of São Paulo (85.6%), with 10 to 15 years of PhD degree (32.57 %), publishing on Qualis A international journals and Qualis B national journals. The production of books, book chapters and MSc and PhD supervisions was heterogeneous. The general overview revealed consistent production associated with consolidated groups of researchers.
Keywords : Scientific production; Research personnel; Dentistry Research.