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World trends in health science student publications

Javier Gonzalez-Argote ,
Javier Gonzalez-Argote

Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Telmo Raul Aveiro-Róbalo ,
Telmo Raul Aveiro-Róbalo

Universidad del Pacífico Privada - Asunción, Paraguay

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Background: The training and promotion of new researchers as an essential contribution in the construction of science is now a crucial aspect in higher education.
Aim: To characterize communication patterns and impact of medical science student scientific output worldwide.
Methods: A bibliometric study was carried out on student scientific output in health sciences, using the Scopus database. It was defined as "article with student participation" those in which at least one author who declared in his affiliation to be a student of one of the careers in health sciences (Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing) appeared.
Results: Were retrieved 21162 documents, 94.77% were original, followed by reviews (8.25%) and letters (5.30%). The most productive region was the Middle East. The Biomedical categories prevailed in the study, headed by Medicine.
Conclusions: The pattern of student scientific communication at a global level is characterized by a tendency to increase scientific output with a high leadership of authors from the Middle East and North America. These results reflect the rise of the scientific student movement in recent years, in terms of raising the scientific quality of graduates of health sciences careers.

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Gonzalez-Argote J, Aveiro-Róbalo TR. World trends in health science student publications. Data and Metadata [Internet]. 2022 Nov. 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];1:41. Available from:

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