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Tendencias de publicación en salud pública en Colombia: una comparación internacional


  • Andrés Ignacio Vecino


  • Catalina Latorre Santos


  • Hernán Jaramillo Salazar



El siguiente documento muestra las diferencias temáticas y metodológicas de la publicación internacional en salud pública con respecto a la producción científica de las revistas colombianas. Se seleccionaron 5 revistas, de alto impacto y con indización internacional de carácter general de salud pública en el período de 1991-2005, y se compararon por la complejidad de la metodologías utilizadas para el análisis de los datos y por los temas publicados en cada revista. Se revisaron un total de 2511 artículos de las revistas: European Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Public Health, Cadernos de Saúde Pública, Revista Nacional de Saud Pública, Revista de la Facultad Nacional de Saud Pública. En las metodologías se encontró: mayor presencia de estudios cuantitativos en revistas internacionales que en las nacionales, mayor porcentaje de revisiones en la publicación nacional, mayor utilización de metodologías cuantitativas innovadoras en las revistas internacionales, incluyendo Cuadernos de Saúde Pública. Las revistas internacionales, estandarizan la metodología de sus artículos en análisis bivariado y multivariado. Todas las publicaciones presentan un gran énfasis en lo local. En temas, la publicación nacional se centra en temas de salud infantil, salud mental, enfermedades transmisibles y zoonosis, salud sanitaria y ambiental y sistemas y políticas en salud.La publicación internacional en temas de determinantes socioeconómicos enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles y cáncer. Conclusiones: La publicación nacional se encuentra rezagada en el uso de metodologías cuantitativas complejas para el análisis de los problemas de salud. La brecha muestra que para las publicaciones nacionales existen barreras de entrada, relacionadas no solo con idioma sino con la complejidad de métodos cuantitativos empleados y para la indización internacional de revistas las nacionales no han superado los estándares para entrar. ************In order to assess the differences between articles about public health published in national journals, we undertook a comparison of quantitative analysis methodologies and topics forfive indexed journals (3 international, 2 national) during 1991-2005. A total of 2511 articles werereviewed from: European Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Public Health, Cuadernos deSaúde Pública, Revista Nacional de Salud Pública and Revista de la Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública.International journals employed quantitative analysis techniques with more innovation and use ofmultivariate analysis than those employed by national journals. More reviews were found in the latter.Frequent topics for national journals included: child health, mental health, infectious diseases, zoonosis,sanitation, and health systems and policy. Frequent subjects for international journals included: socialdeterminants, chronic disease and cancer. Both types of journals include local topics. We concluded thatlack of multivariate techniques in national articles becomes a barrier for publication in internationaljournals.

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  • Andrés Ignacio Vecino & Catalina Latorre Santos & Hernán Jaramillo Salazar, 2008. "Tendencias de publicación en salud pública en Colombia: una comparación internacional," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 005100, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.
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