Portada Paola Joanna Castro Alba / José Juan Castillo Pérez / Inova Campos Galicia / Álvaro José Montiel Jarquín 20/03/2021 DOI: http://doi.org/10.53436/ps38i06G PDF HTML

Producción científica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social según el sexo de los autores durante el periodo 2005-2015


Scientific productivity in medicine shows higher participation of scientific publications and also better authorship positions for men compared to women. Thus, the objective of this study is to identify the scientific production according to sex in the Mexican Institute of Social Security, during the period 2005 to 2015. The method used is a cross-sectional bibliometric study of the production of 10 900 articles indexed in Scopus and Mexican databases on biomedical literature. Author’s names were normalized and sex was identified. We analyzed the volume and collaboration patterns of scientific production by sex. We used Stata 11.0 for the analysis. In the results, we found that in the period from 2005 to 2015 there were significant differences between the volume of articles generated by men vs women (p<0.01). The trend of scientific production was higher and more significant in women than in men. In relation to the original production published in journals with impact factor, there were differences between the contributions of men and women (p=0.006). As conclusions, we mention that there is an underrepresentation of women in scientific production in the IMSS from 2005 to 2015.