Introduction: The academic network is a university organizational structure which joins wills under agreements in order to achieve common goals, mainly in the formation and researching areas, and under values such as solidarity, respect, tolerance, and co-accountability among its members.
Background: In the field of nursing in Latin-America, there are important contrasts regarding the scientific productivity; with Brazil and Colombia at the head, and followed level by Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. This situation reflects a poor development in the area of scientific publishing in many other countries of the region; and therefore elicits the need to strengthen the collaboration with those countries with low scientific productivity.
Objectives: To strengthen the activities of the professors at ENEO regarding the network and those of their national and international peers in order to support nursing scientific publishing.
Methodology: This is a quantitative, not experimental, transversal, comparative, and diagnostic study. The universe is constituted with 13 academic entities, including ENEO, FES Iztacala, and FES Zaragoza, from the UNAM, 6 national entities - Autónoma de Chihuahua, Autónoma de Guanajuato, Autónoma de Chiapas, UAM Xochimilco, and the State of México – and 4 international entities – Index foundation, Lima, Perú, Colombia and Paraguay. The independent variable is Academic Network, and the dependent variable is nursing scientific publishing. The population is constituted by the Network´s professors who develop and carry out the training in their entities.
Results: The network has initiated the academics formation in research with diverse courses, workshops, and seminaries on how to elaborate researching projects, and how to write scientific articles, as well as on other diverse strategies regarding the nursing scientific publishing.
Conclusions: It is expected that the academic and research network consolidates as an organ which favors the sharing of knowledge among national and international nursing academic groups.
Audience Take Away:
• The Academic and Research Network allow the promotion and strengthening of the scientific publication in Nursing in the national scope of Mexico and in the international one with several countries.
• The audience will be able to identify that the main idea of the Network is to train academics in research with courses, workshops, seminars that allow the development of research projects, writing scientific articles and reviewing, publishing essays and books, etc. for the benefit of national and international nursing.
• Nursing research publishing academic and research network