Scientific production and impact of Salud de los Trabajadores journal
Médica, Instituto de Altos Estudios en Salud Pública Dr. Arnoldo Gabaldon - Venezuela
Bibliotecóloga, Instituto de Altos Estudios en Salud Pública Dr. Arnoldo Gabaldon - Venezuela
Socióloga, Universidad Carabobo, Núcleo La Morita, Maracay - Venezuela
Scientific production and impact of 'Salud de los Trabajadores' Journal
In this paper we are identifying tendencies of the scientific production in occupational health from the scientometric study of the 'Salud de los Trabajadores' journal and its impact in the specialization and masters dissertations in Occupational Health and Hygiene of the work environment of a Venezuelan University. From a systematic scientometric analysis it is examined the stability of the journal, it projection and the national and international patterns of contribution, the scientific production and the patterns of behavior as far as amount of produced knowledge, according to the publishing line of the journal since 1993 to 2004. Also, the specialization and masters dissertations in the area of Occupational Health and Hygiene of the work environment are examined, to evaluate the journal impact on it the last eleven years. It is created a bibliographical data base that allows to identify thematic tendencies, revisions an d citation indices of the contributions published in the journal 'Salud de los Trabajadores'.