Author(s)Andressa Kaline Ferreira Araújo
Kaio Keomma Aires Silva Medeiros
Gabriela Maria Cavalcanti Costa
Suely Deysny de Matos Celino
Alexsandro Silva Coura
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AbstractThis study aimed to describe the dispersion of scientific publications (inter) national geriatric nursing, applying the Law of Bradford. The bibliometric study, was conducted between May / July 2011, on the bases: BDENF, CidSaúde, IBECS, LILACS, MedCarib, MEDLINE, PubMed and SciELO, using the keywords: Nursing, Nursing Care, Elderly, Elderly Health, and Geriatrics. Data were collected by two independent reviewers by filling out a form. There was obtained a sample of 324 scrolls (A) distributed in 98 journals (P) listed in four productivity zones: High (A = 91, P = 2) Mean (A = 84, P = 8); Low (A = 34, P = 90) and very low (A = 54, P = 54). It was found that the United States and Brazil edited the largest number of journals and articles, respectively. It was observed a decreasing profitability between values and zones of the Bradford´s multiplier: 4, 4.25, and 1.59. The results indicate that there is dispersion in the nursing literature, regarding the production of articles on gerontogeriatry. Moreover, it is relevant the Brazilian scientific production, compared to developed countries. It is recommended to encourage the expansion of specialized journals in the subject of this study, in order to minimize the dispersion, by grouping items for the formation of a solid corpus of knowledge in geriatric nursing.