2019, Number 1
Revista Cubana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud (ACIMED) 2019; 30 (1)
Caballero RA, Nonato MSR, Trzesniak P
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ABSTRACTTheoretical studies substantiate the existence of epistemic cultures in academic communities, as well as the influence that evaluation policies exert upon them. The present study reviews the analyses conducted by authors of previous research to improve understanding of the changes taking place in health sciences publication practices in Brazil between the years 2000 and 2014. A longitudinal non-experimental quantitative-qualitative study was conducted. Data about health sciences scientific production were collected from the Research Groups Directory of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and a graphic representation is provided of the historical series of papers, monographies and studies contained in annals, as well as of the ratios of national/international papers and papers/monographies, with the purpose of identifying and comparing the patterns. An analysis was performed of documents from the Area Committees (Capes) and the Health Sciences Advisory Committees (CNPq), identifying, examining and classifying the evaluation criteria used. Results suggest that evaluation criteria contribute to foster changes in the publication practices of health sciences researchers, particularly a significant increase in the percentage of international papers and a decrease in national papers, monographies and full papers in proceedings.