AbstractThe Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil, through its principal organs, the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, have celebrated a 56% increase in the number of Brazilian articles published in high quality scientific journals between 2007 and 2008, lifting Brazil from 15th to 13th position in the national rankings in terms of the volume of academic publications. This increase may have come about as a result of the increase in Gross Domestic Product by 158% in the last 12 years to more than US$1,45 trillion, which makes Brazil responsible for 2.7% of the world economy and provider of 2.12% of international production, placing it ahead of long-established countries such as Russia and Holland nt-weight:bold;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>enfermera, profesora de enfermería en el programa de postgraduación en enfermería, de la universidad estadual de maringá, doctora
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