Navarro A, Martin M, "Scientific production and international collaboration in occupational health, 1992-2001" SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF WORK ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, 30 (3): 223-233 JUN 2004
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Author(s): Navarro, A; Martin, M
Title: Scientific production and international collaboration in occupational
Source: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF WORK ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, 30 (3): 223-233
Abstract: Objectives The objectives of the present study were twofold, to
describe international scientific production in occupational health and to
examine international collaboration in this discipline.
Methods A bibliometric study was carried out, using Science Citation Index,
in order to evaluate the articles published during the period 1992-2001 in
eight representative occupational health journals. Scientific production,
collaborative profiles for each country, and the significant relationships
established between countries are reported.
Results One or more institutions in the United States had contributed to
over 40% of the articles examined. The United States was followed by the
United Kingdom (9.15%) and then Sweden (8.65%). When population size effects
were eliminated, the Scandinavian countries proved to be the leading
producers. After correction for gross domestic product, there was an
increase in the ranking of apparently scientifically modest countries. The
Scandinavian countries remained high. In terms of international
collaboration in general, there was an inverse relationship between the
production of a country and the proportion of articles co-authored with
institutions in other countries. Finally, the significant relationships
between countries permitted the identification of up to six large
Conclusions The high absolute and relative Scandinavian production is
suggestive of the great importance of occupational health in these
countries. Access to publication by more modest countries, scientifically
speaking, is observed to occur through collaboration with the
high-production countries. In this sense, it would seem necessary to study
the basis underlying these relationships. Finally, the characterization of
the collaborative nuclei does not differ greatly from what was expected.
Addresses: Univ Autonoma Barcelona, Fac Med, Lab Bioestadist & Epidemiol,
E-08193 Barcelona, Spain
Reprint Address: Navarro, A, Univ Autonoma Barcelona, Fac Med, Lab
Bioestadist & Epidemiol, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain.
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Publisher: SCAND J WORK ENV HEALTH
Publisher Address: TOPELIUKSENKATU 41A, SF-00250 HELSINKI, FINLAND
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