Maria Bordons

Maria Bordons
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales

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January 1996 - December 2004

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The funding process is increasingly under scrutiny in order to ensure the effectiveness of research investments. This paper contributes to improve our understanding of the effects of funding on research performance through the analysis of the scientific publications of Spain-based researchers in seven disciplines during a five-year period. Funding...
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Improving our knowledge about funding patterns in different research domains and how funding contributes to research is a matter of great interest for funders and policymakers. This paper aims to (a) compare the funding patterns of two biomedical domains that differ in their basic versus clinical nature, and (b) to elucidate the factors that influe...
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This paper analyse the funding structure of seven countries that differ in their level of economic development, geo-political links, and R&D intensity (Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and Sweden), in two biomedical disciplines (Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems and Virology). The main objectives are (1)to provide a...
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Women are under-represented in science, but their presence is especially low in industrial research and in activities related to technological innovation. Spanish technological activity by gender is analyzed in this chapter through the study of patent applications with at least one Spanish inventor filed with the European Patent Office (EPO) during...
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The study of acknowledgments as a source of data on research funding is gaining ground in science, as exemplified by the present inclusion of this information in bibliographic databases such as Web of Science (WoS). The objective of this paper is to explore the completeness and accuracy of WoS in extracting and processing funding acknowledgment dat...
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The strategic importance of healthcare research institutes (HRIs) in health sciences research in Spain has motivated this analysis of the feasibility of studing their contribution to the Spanish scientific output through their presence as a signatory institution in the publications.
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Purpose Science is subject to a normative structure that includes how the contributions and interactions between scientists are rewarded. Authorship and citations have been the key elements within the reward system of science, whereas acknowledgements, despite being a well-established element in scholarly communication, have not received the same a...
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Objectives: The strategic importance of healthcare research institutes (HRIs) in health sciences research in Spain has motivated this analysis of the feasibility of studing their contribution to the Spanish scientific output through their presence as a signatory institution in the publications. Material and methods: We identified the output of t...
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Knowledge dissemination in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) is characterized by an assorted set of publication channels and a more prevalent use of local languages, so international bibliographic databases do not provide a practical study source by themselves. This article aims at laying the foundations for a comprehensive study of the rese...
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Institutional sectors —groups of centers with similar characteristics and types of R&D— constitute an interesting unit of analysis that can also serve as a useful framework for benchmarking purposes in R&D studies. The analysis of Spanish scientific output included in the Web of Science database (2000–2011) shows the predominance of Universities (6...
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Individual research performance needs to be addressed by means of a diverse set of indicators capturing the multidimensional framework of science. In this context, Biplot methods emerge as powerful and reliable visualisation tools similar to a scatterplot but capturing the multivariate covariance structures among bibliometric indicators. In this pa...
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Scientific activity of Social Sciences and Humanities researcher’s comprises an assorted set of publication channels such as books, book chapters and national and international journal articles. Since knowledge dissemination in the field is characterised by a greater use of national journals and local languages, international bibliographic database...
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The emergence of new networking research organisations is explained by the need to promote excellence in research and to facilitate the resolution of specific problems. This study focuses on a Spanish case, the Biomedical Research Networking Centres (CIBER), created through a partnership of research groups, without physical proximity, who work on c...
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Research networks play a crucial role in the production of new knowledge since collaboration contributes to determine the cognitive and social structure of scientific fields and has a positive influence on research. This paper analyses the structure of co-authorship networks in three different fields (Nanoscience, Pharmacology and Statistics) in Sp...
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A positive influence of international collaboration on the impact of research has been extensively described. This paper delves further into this issue and studies to what extent the type of collaborating country—high, medium or low R&D intensive country—and which country is the leader in the research may influence the impact of the final scientifi...
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The acknowledgments in scientific publications are an important feature in the scholarly communication process. This research analyzes funding acknowledgment presence in scientific publications and introduces a novel approach for discovering text patterns by discipline in the acknowledgment section of papers. First, the presence of acknowledgments...
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Obtaining indicators of technological activity by gender is needed to increase our knowledge about the contribution of women to innovation and technological development. These activities are essential for the economic success of countries but have traditionally revealed a low presence of females. This paper adopts a “macro” approach and presents te...
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This paper analyses existing trends in the collaborative structure of the Pharmacology and Pharmacy field in Spain and explores its relationship with research impact. The evolution in terms of size of the research community, the typology of collaborative links (national, international) and the scope of the collaboration (size of links, type of part...
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The study of journal authorship and editorial board membership from a gender perspective is addressed in this paper following international recommendations about the need to obtain science and technology indicators by gender. Authorship informs us about active scientists who contribute to the production and dissemination of new knowledge through jo...
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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the usefulness of the HJ-Biplot in bibliometric studies. It is a simple and intuitive display, similar to a scatterplot, but capturing the multivariate covariance structures between bibliometric indicators. Their interpretation does not require specialized statistical knowledge, but merely to know how to inte...
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Not available.Se analiza la producción científica española que alcanza difusión internacional durante el período 1991-1996. Se ofrecen datos generales sobre la visibilidad de la investigación española en ciencia y tecnología a través de bases de datos bibliográficas internacionales especializadas en diversas áreas de la ciencia. Física (INSPEC), Qu...
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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the usefulness of the HJ-Biplot in bibliometric studies. It is a simple and intuitive display, similar to a scatterplot, but capturing the multivariate covariance structures between bibliometric indicators. Their interpretation does not require specialized statistical knowledge, but merely to know how to inte...
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The under-representation of women in science and technology is a matter of current great concern. Obtaining patent-based indicators by gender is crucial to analyse the situation of women in innovation, identify potential cases of gender inequalities, and support policy measures to promote gender balance. In this article we analyse men and women inv...
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This paper analyses the presence of men and women as authors and editorial board members in a selection of international scientific journals from different fields and explore potential inter-gender differences in collaboration practices and impact of research. Female presence is lower than male presence in authorship and editorial board membership...
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This study presents an analysis of the use of bibliographic references by individual scientists in three different research areas. The number and type of references that scientists include in their papers are analyzed, the relationship between the number of references and different impact-based indicators is studied from a multivariable perspective...
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Resumen: Este artículo ofrece una visión general de la actividad investigadora del CSIC en el contexto de España a través del estudio de su producción científi ca en la base de datos Web of Science, complementada con ICYT e ISOC, durante el período 2004-2009. Las ocho áreas científi co-técnicas en las que se organizan los centros del CSIC difi eren...
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An overview is provided of CSIC’s research performance in the context of Spain, through a study of its scholarly production in the Web of Science database, complemented with ICYT and ISOC, during the period 2004-2009. The eight scientifi c and technical areas in which CSIC’s centers are organised differ as to their national or international researc...
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This paper analyses the trends in the collaborative structure of the Pharmacology and Pharmacy field in Spain and explores its influence on the impact of research. The evolution of the size of the research community, the type of collaborative links (national, international) and the scope of the collaboration (size of links, type of members) are stu...
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In 2008, the type of document “proceedings paper” (PP) was assigned in the WoS database to journal articles which were initially presented at a conference and later adapted for publication in a journal. Since the use of two different labels (“article” and “proceedings paper”) might lead to infer differences in their relevance and/or quality, this p...
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Scientific authorship has important implications in science since it reflects the contribution to research of the different individual scientists and it is considered by evaluation committees in research assessment processes. This study analyses the order of authorship in the scientific output of 1,064 permanent scientists at the Spanish CSIC (WoS,...
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A proposal for a qualitative classification of scientific journals specialized in social sciences and humanities is presented. The main objective of CIRC (in Spanish, “Clasificación integrada de revistas científicas”) is to become a tool to obtain bibliometrics indicators for different levels of aggregation based on the quality of publications. The...
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The authors set forth a general methodology for conducting bibliometric analyses at the micro level. It combines several indicators grouped into three factors or dimensions, which characterize different aspects of scientific performance. Different profiles or “classes” of scientists are described according to their research performance in each dime...
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The involvement of male and female scientists in the technological activity developed in Spain is analysed through the study of patent applications filed with the Spanish OEPM database during the period 1990–2005. Comparative analyses based on participation, contribution and inventors by gender are presented and discussed. The study reveals a low f...
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The activity of Spanish universities was analysed in terms of input data, scientific output, structural factors and regional development data, with the aim of exploring relationships between these variables. Special interest was paid to the different behaviour of universities with regard to their areas of activity, focusing on Chemistry, Engineerin...
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This paper focuses on the study of self-citations at the meso and micro (individual) levels, on the basis of an analysis of the production (1994-2004) of individual researchers working at the Spanish CSIC in the areas of Biology and Biomedicine and Material Sciences. Two different types of self-citations are described: author self-citations (citati...
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Neutron scattering (NS) is a "big science" discipline whose research spans over a wide spectrum of fields, from fundamental or basic science to technological applications. The objective of this paper is to track the evolution of Spanish research in NS from a bibliometric perspective and to place it in the international context. Scientific publicati...
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The aim of this paper is to describe Spanish universities by means of structural, input and output indicators, to explore the relationship between those indicators and to analyse university behaviour in different dimensions. Seniority of the universities and environmental conditions are taken into account, together with input and output indicators,...
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The representation of science as a citation density landscape and the study of scaling rules with the field-specific citation density as a main topological property was previously analyzed at the level of research groups. Here, the focus is on the individual researcher. In this new analysis, the size dependence of several main bibliometric indicato...
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This paper describes a general methodology for conducting bibliometric analyses at the micro-level. It combines several indicators grouped into three factors or dimensions which describe different aspects of scientific performance. Different profiles of scientists are described according to their research performance in each dimension. Some results...
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Women involvement in Spanish patent applications at the Spanish Patent Office during the period 1990-2005 is analysed. Female inventors were present in 16% of the patents, increasing their participation from 10% in 1990 to 19% in 2005. Women activity was higher than average in the academic public sector (universities and Spanish National Research C...
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Total páginas libro:542. Total páginas articulo:28 Año publicaión:2006 Este artículo pretende ofrecer una visión general de la situación de la ciencia en España y su evolución a lo largo de las últimas dos décadas, utilizando para ello los recursos que ofrece la Bibliometría, disciplina basada en el estudio cuantitativo de los datos procedentes de...
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The ability of g-index and h-index to discriminate between different types of scientists (low producers, big producers, selective scientists and top scientists) is analysed in the area of Natural Resources at the Spanish CSIC (WoS, 1994–2004). Our results show that these indicators clearly differentiate low producers and top scientists, but do not...
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The inclusion of a single affiliation address in MEDLINE bibliographic records is a well-known important limitation for the use of this database for bibliometric purposes. This paper provides quantitative data regarding the effects of this limitation on the quantity and impact of the scientific production of a Spanish region measured via MEDLINE. I...
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Inter-gender differences in research performance of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) scientists in the area of biology and biomedicine are analysed by means of bibliometric indicators (SCI, 1996–2000). Productivity of both men and women increases with scientific category, and inter-gender differences are not found within each category. Wome...
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The inclusion of a single affiliation address in MEDLINE bibliographic records is a well-known important limitation for the use of this database for bibliometric purposes. This paper provides quantitative data regarding the effects of this limitation on the quantity and impact of the scientific production of a Spanish region measured via MEDLINE. I...
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In this methodological note, the recall and precision of a mixed thematic filter developed for the delimitation of the Marine Science area by means of specialised journals and keywords is analysed, and its efficiency is compared with a delimitation based only on scientific journals. The scientific production of Marine Science in Spain during 1994-2...
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In this methodological note, the recall and precision of a mixed thematic filter developed for the delimitation of the Marine Science area by means of specialised journals and keywords is analysed, and its efficiency is compared with a delimitation based only on scientific journals. The scientific production of Marine Science in Spain during 1994-2...
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Informe en 2 volúmenes. 953 páginas. Fecha publicación: Noviembre 2007 La producción científica del CSIC en la base de datos Web of Science (WOS) ascendió aproximadamente a 40.000 documentos en el periodo 2000-2006. Desde 1990 se observa una evolución ascendente del número de publicaciones del CSIC, predominando los artículos científicos, escritos...
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The possible use of h-index in the evaluation of individual researchers has raised great concern among policy-makers and scientists themselves. Research is needed to determine the advantages and limitations of this new indicator A study of publications in the Web of Science, 1994-2004, applied the h-index to researchers working in the natural resou...
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The relationship of the h-index with other bibliometric indicators at the micro level is analysed for Spanish CSIC scientists in Natural Resources, using publications downloaded from the Web of Science (1994–2004). Different activity and impact indicators were obtained to describe the research performance of scientists in different dimensions, bein...
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Two algorithms to detect and solve normalization problems of author names in data originated in Thomson's ISI Science Citation Index are presented. The first algorithm allows detection of different names which could belong to the same person. The second one, based on the degree of similarity between two variants of the same name on a document, help...
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Two algorithms to detect and solve normalization problems of author names in data originated in Thomson's ISI Science Citation Index are presented. The first algorithm allows detection of different names which could belong to the same person. The second One, based on the degree of similarity between two variants of the same name on a document, help...
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Members of editorial boards of journals play an essential role in science, since they contribute to guarantee the quality and relevance of publications. This study analyses whether women are well represented in editorial boards as a sign of her participation in responsibility positions in science. Women's representation on the editorial board of ei...
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Estudio de la producción científica del CSIC durante el período 2001-2005. Se trabaja como novedad con la base de datos Web of Science como fuente de información; esto ha permitido introducir por primera vez indicadores de impacto basados en las citas recibidas por los documentos. Peer reviewed
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The situation of Research in radiology in Spain is analysed by examining the number of publications by Spanish authors in main stream international journals. The scientific production of Spanish researchers in journals included in the Science Citation Index (SCI) under the headings «Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging» and «Neuroimagin...
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The situation of Research in radiology in Spain is analysed by examining the number of publications by Spanish authors in main stream international journals. The scientific production of Spanish researchers in journals included in the Science Citation Index (SCI) under the headings "Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Imaging" and "Neuroimagin...
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Summary A comparative analysis of the scientific performance of male and female scientists in the area of Materials Science at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) is presented. Publications of 333 scientists during 1996-2000 are downloaded from the international database Science Citation Index and the national one ICYT. Scientific pe...
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This analysis is based on the international database Science Citation Index and the Spanish database ICYT combined. A total of 3,302 SCI and 1,183 ICYT publications were identified during 1994-2001 for the 333 permanent scientists analysed. The scientific performance of scientists was studied through different indicators related to: activity (SCI a...
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The scientific and technological performance of the 17 Spanish regions is studied through bibliometric and socio-economic indicators, to identify scientifically or technologically oriented regions, their specialities and characteristics. A descriptive typology of the Spanish regions based on R&D input and output indicators, as well as on social and...
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A review of interdisciplinarity in science is presented from the point of view of quantitative studies of science. The main objectives pursued and methodologies used in publications on cross-disciplinary research are pointed out, as well as the most relevant results obtained. The study of cross-disciplinary collaboration between authors, co-classif...
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El presente estudio pretende facilitar la gestión y evaluación del área de las Matemáticas en España en un momento clave en el que esta aparece contemplada por primera vez en el Plan Nacional de I+D+I 2004-2007 a través de un Programa Nacional de Matemáticas. Este hecho indica el reconocimiento de la importancia de la disciplina para el desarrollo...
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Objectives A study through bibliometric indicators of the 1994-1999 Spanish international medical scietific output is presented. Method The international bibliographic databases Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index were used as data source. Results The Spanish production in Health Sciences rose in the period studied to 53,878...
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Las publicaciones científicas desempeñan un papel fundamental en las distintas etapas de la actividad investigadora. Constituyen el punto de partida de cualquier investigación, pues aportan el estado del conocimiento en un tema determinado, y son el canal preferente por que darán a conocer los resultados de una investigación ya concluida. Facilitan...
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During the course of the last century, English has gained acceptance as the lingua franca in science. A transition from a 'national' science model to a 'transnational' model – in which English is used – has been described in Spain and other non-English-speaking countries. This new model is reinforced in Spain through science policy measures oriente...
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This study explores the usefulness of bibliometric analyses to detect trends in the research profile of a therapeutic drug, for which Aspirin was selected. A total of 22,144 documents dealing with Aspirin and published in journals covered by MEDLINE during the years 1965–2001 are studied. The research profile of Aspirin over the 37-year period is a...
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A study through bibliometric indicators of the 1994-1999 Spanish international medical scientific output is presented. The international bibliographic databases Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index were used as data source. The Spanish production in Health Sciences rose in the period studied to 53,878 documents, distributed bet...
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Interdisciplinarity is considered the best way to face practical research topics since synergy between traditional disciplines has proved very fruitful. Studies on interdisciplinarity from all possible perspectives are increasingly demanded. Different interdisciplinarity measures have been used in case studies but, up to now, no general interdiscip...
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Scientific activity of a Polytechnic University is analysed during three academic courses: 1998-99, 1999-2000 y 2000-01 by means of the university annual reports. Two different types of data are considered: a) research input data, including personnel and type of research projects conducted; and b) research output data, such as the number of article...
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Productivity and impact of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research scientists in Natural Resources and Chemistry by gender and professional category are analysed. Scientific publications were downloaded from the Science Citation Index, years 1994-1999. A total of 260 Natural Resources scientists (24% of females) and 219 Chemistry ones (38% of f...
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Scientific activity of a Polytechnic University is analysed during three academic courses: 1998-99, 1999-2000 y 2000-01 by means of the university annual reports. Two different types of data are considered: a) research input data, including personnel and type of research projects conducted; and b) research output data, such as the number of article...
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Objectives The incidence of interdisciplinarity (ID) in Spanish cardiovascular research teams was analyzed and scientists’ opinions about interdisciplinary relationships were examined. Methods The data analyzed were obtained in a survey sent in 1999 to a sample of 310 researchers. They were selected using bibliometric techniques and/or for being r...
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Spanish scientific production in Biotechnology, one of the priority areas of the Spanish National Plan for Research and Development 2000-2003, is analysed during the years 1994-1999. Several quantitative indicators are used to analyse the production in life science disciplines related to biotechnological processes. Evolution over time and the geogr...
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Spanish scientific production in Biotechnology, one of the priority areas of the Spanish National Plan for Research and Development 2000-2003, is analysed during the years 1994-1999. Several quantitative indicators are used to analyse the production in life science disciplines related to biotechnological processes. Evolution over time and the geogr...
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The incidence of interdisciplinarity (ID) in Spanish cardiovascular research teams was analyzed and scientists' opinions about interdisciplinary relationships were examined. The data analyzed were obtained in a survey sent in 1999 to a sample of 310 researchers. They were selected using bibliometric techniques and/or for being research project lead...
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The scientific and technological activity of the Madrid Community (MC) in the 1997-98 period is examined on the basis of bibliometric indicators. The group’s scientific production is taken from the SCI international data base and the ICYT Spanish data base. Figures on its technological production come from the Spanish (CIBEPAT) and European (EPAT)...
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Se analizan 31 revistas españolas de amplia visibilidad internacional, que aparecen con factor de impacto en el Journal Citation Reports del año 2000. Los aspectos estudiados incluyen: a) tamaño y estabilidad de la revista, analizado a través del número de documentos al año, frecuencia de publicación y antigüedad; b) tipo de editorial (pública o pr...
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Thirty-one Spanish journals of high international visibility, with impact factor in the Journal Citations Report 2000 have been analysed. The following aspects have been considered: a) size and stability of the journal (number of documents per year, frequency of publication and age); b) editorial type (public or private); c) international scope (la...
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Impact factor is a quasi-qualitative indicator, which provides a measurement of the prestige and international visibility of journals. Although the use of impact factor-based indicators for science policy purposes has increased over the last two decades, several limitations have been pointed out and should be borne in mind. The use of impact factor...