Brazilian Neurosciences research areas: a bibliometric analysis from 2006 to 2013 Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2016

start page

  • 95

end page

  • 104


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  • 26

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1809-4783

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0104-0146


  • Bibliometrics is used to examine the different branches of Brazilian Neurosciences research, the annual advancement of specialization, and the relationship between scientific categories and author productivity through 9655 articles published on Web of Science from 2006 to 2013. Seventy-one areas are identified that form part of the Transdisciplinarity of Brazilian Neurosciences scientific output as well as the division between clinical research and basic and experimental research. The three most important areas identified were Neurosciences (higher frequency and co-occurrence, especially with "experimental" subjects), Psychiatry (present in the first three years of the survey) and Clinical Neurology (associated with other medical subjects, as with Psychiatry), in addition to significant subjects aimed at behavioral studies. Ninety-two author clusters were identified, with notable differences between the publishing habits of the most and least productive authors. The researchers specialize in certain subjects, with more groups investigating the fields of Psychology, Psychiatry and Occupational Health.