Brazil is the 11th in total of studies on covid-19
Brazil is part of the restricted group of countries that have published the most studies on covid-19 since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic. As of October 17, there have been 168,546 scientific publications related to the disease worldwide. Of these, 4,029 are signed by researchers working in the country. The number puts Brazilian production in the 11th position in the world ranking. It is ahead of that produced by countries like Holland, Switzerland and Japan.
The information is contained in a survey carried out by the USP Academic Information Management Agency, at the request of the Dean of Research. It uses the Dimensions platform, an international database with daily updates. According to USP's Dean of Research, Sylvio Canuto, the numbers confirm the trend of good performance in Brazilian scientific production.
"Brazilian science has developed a lot. We are at a very good stage of development. In the last five years, Brazil has been appearing as the 13th country that has published the most scientific articles and research reviews", said Canuto. "This year, over a period of eight months, Brazilian researchers were able to improve their performance in the specific case of covid-19."