The discussion about the factors affecting the dental research in Brazil.

2020-10-05

The Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences starts this new series of announcements with a publication entitled "Brazilian dentistry research productivity: state level socioeconomic, educational and structural factors" in which Celeste et al. bring a discussion about the factors affecting the dental research in Brazil. Authors evaluated all dental research publications registered in Scopus from 2006 to 2016. A total of 21,189 articles were published in thisperiod and this number was equalized by 100 k inhabitants. Results were correlated to social index such as HDI and GINI of the federative units. States with higher socioeconomic index presented the higher number of dental researches (i.e. higher scientific productivity) while lower socioeconomic index states had the lowest one. Authors discussed the consequences of such discrepancy and how this can impact the scientific development of the states. Finally, these findings may be used as a "map" for future research financial policies.

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The full-text article "Brazilian dentistry research productivity state level socioeconomic, educational and structural factors" can be read in: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8656977