The scientific publication of the Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (1909-2020): a history of contribution to the biomedical sciences (Full-Text)

The Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (MIOC) is one of the first scientific journals created in Brazil and
currently one of the most important biomedical journals in South America. Knowledge of the main themes disseminated over time and its main contributors can contribute towards a better understanding of its trajectory and future. The objective of this paper was to map the journal’s scientific publication between 1909 and 2020. Data from three scientific databases was combined, alongside bibliometrics and network analysis to analyse publication records between 1909 and 2020. Publications increased substantially since the 1980s. The main publishing organisations are Brazilian. Excluding Brazil, the main publishing countries are the USA, Argentina, and Colombia. During the entire investigated period, the main themes refer to Chagas disease, schistosomiasis, and Leishmaniasis. During some periods, publications followed disease outbreaks in Brazil (e.g., dengue fever and yellow fever). Since its foundation in 1909, the MIOC has focused on infectious and parasitic diseases. The editorial changes implemented from the 1980s onwards led MIOC to a relevant growth concerning annual publications and its transformation into an important communication vehicle for researchers from several Brazilian organisations besides Fiocruz, as well as organisations from other countries, especially within Latin America.


Author(s): Fabio Batista Mota, Luiza Amara Maciel Braga, Bernardo Pereira Cabral, Renato Matos Lopes, Luiz Anastácio Alves
Organization(s): Fundação Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Source: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (MIOC)
Year: 2022

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