This research aimed to characterize the Latin American scientific literature production on burnout between 2010 and 2020. A descriptive study was carried out with Latin American publications in journals indexed in the Scopus database as the unit of analysis. The variables studied were document frequency, scientific production by country, number of authors, institutional affiliation and scientific production by descriptor on burnout. The documentary type that appears the most is research papers with 85.03%. Out of a total of 154 authors affiliated to 163 Latin American institutions, the trend of scientific production by country shows that Brazil leads with 52.51% of the production in Latin America. The journals with the largest production were Revista da Escola de Enfermagem (n= 8), Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Trabalho and Revista Latino Americana de Enfermagem, with 22 documents each. Scientific production studies on an area of knowledge guide the research work. Thus, knowing what publications have been made on burnout will allow us to establish a Latin American research policy that will benefit the psychological discipline. However, it is necessary to increase the number of studies on burnout in Latin America in order to consolidate authorship collaboration and the literature on the subject.
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