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Community participation in the Latin American context: Bibliometric Analysis

Jorge Ernesto Hernández Estevez ,
Jorge Ernesto Hernández Estevez

Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de La Habana, Facultad de Enfermería Lidia Doce. La Habana, Cuba

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Javier Gonzalez-Argote ,
Javier Gonzalez-Argote

Instituto Superior en Ciencias de la Salud Juan Pablo II. Paraguay

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Introduction: community participation and outreach constitute one of the key work tools for each science. Despite the existence of previous studies on this topic, it is necessary to have an overview of the current state of knowledge
Objective: characterizes the scientific publications grouped in Scopus regarding community participation in the Latin American context
Method: A bibliometric study was developed. 5,832 publications were analyzed as the research universe. Bibliometric indicators were applied from the Scopus database and the Scival tool.
Results: Articles published in 2022 predominated with 988 investigations (16,94 %). The thematic areas of social sciences stood out (2,639 investigations; 45,25 %). The relationship between the different thematic areas was mostly heterogeneous, with greater participation from the medical sciences. Articles published in research article format stood out with 4,196 investigations, equivalent to 71,94 %. The largest number of articles was published in journals located in quartile 1 (Q1) with 2,407 investigations (41,27 %). The researches with authors from the United States (4,933 articles; 84,58 %) and Canada (885 works; 15,17 %) stood out.
Conclusions: scientific production on community participation in the Latin American context was characterized by gradual growth. In turn, in correlation with a heterogeneous behavior of the branches of sciences involved in scientific activity. The center of the research responds to original articles located in the countries with the highest rate of scientific activity.

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Hernández Estevez JE, Gonzalez-Argote J. Community participation in the Latin American context: Bibliometric Analysis. Southern perspective / Perspectiva austral [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 9 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];2:32. Available from:

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