Félix Moya-Anegón

SCImago Research Group, Granata, Andalusia, Spain

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    ABSTRACT: Bibliometric indicators are used to characterize the research activity of institutions worldwide with production in the period 2003-2013 in journals that are indexed in Scopus's Food Science thematic category. Basic, normalized indicators were used to compare the institutions' performances, together with highly cited papers (top-10% and top-1%). An interactive map was generated, displaying the 645 institutions with at least 100 documents produced during this period. The greatest numbers of those institutions are in the United States, South Korea, Spain, and China. National collaboration networks were detected on the East and West Coasts of the United States, and in Canada, Ireland, France, Spain, Holland, Denmark, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, India, Argentina, and Nigeria. There was no significant research activity in many developing and food exporting countries located in sub-Saharan Africa, North and East Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South East Asia. The need to take into account other criteria based on qualitative attributes and the inherent limitations in the bibliometric indicators are discussed. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643815303273
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft und-Technologie
  • Carlos Olmeda-Gómez · Félix Moya-Anegón
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    ABSTRACT: Ten bibliometric indicators were used to assess European publishing intensity in journals listed in Scopus under the subject category “Library and Information Science” between 2003 and 2012. The findings were analyzed for the 20 countries and 25 research institutions with the greatest output in that period. The indicators calculated included normalized impact, number and proportion of highly cited papers and the distribution of papers by the quartiles defined in the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR). SJR is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from. With SJR, the subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. The analysis covered 11,931 Western and 939 Eastern European papers published in 149 journals. The highest output growth rates were found for Spain, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Austria. The highest impact ratings were attained by European institutions whose members are prolific authors of papers on informetrics. On the whole, the articles were written primarily in English, Spanish, German or French, while the publications most widely cited appeared in English language journals. This study presents bibliometric data that shed light on the status of Library and Information Science research in Europe today, in the framework of the European Higher Education Area.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · The Journal of Academic Librarianship
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    Vicente P Guerrero-Bote · Félix Moya-Anegón
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    ABSTRACT: Food Science is an active discipline in scientific research. The improvements in Food Technology constitute a challenge for society to eradicate hunger, while achieving food safety. This work analyses the scientific production in Food Science of the 25 countries with the greatest output in this subject area in the period 2003 to 2013. The growth of China's production was striking, with the country becoming top-ranked by the end of the period. Some developing countries (such as Nigeria) achieved a major increase in production but reducing their proportion of scientific collaboration and their works' impact. There appear to be 2 international collaboration networks that get good results-one European and the other Pacific.
    Preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Food Science
  • Vicente P. Guerrero-Bote · Félix Moya-Anegón
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    ABSTRACT: Download indicators are of major potential interest because the great quantity of readily available download data means that any statistical inferences drawn from them will be of robust significance. We study the relationship between citation and downloads at the journal and paper levels, and the influence of language on that relationship. The data used were taken from the Scopus (citations) and ScienceDirect (downloads) databases. The results showed that downloads have limited utility as predictors of citation since it is in the early years when any correlations have the least significance. The relationship between downloads and citation also differs from one discipline to another. The relationship at the paper level is considerably weaker than at the journal level. This may be indicative of the number of downloads depending largely on the diffusion of the journal. In francophone regions, downloading from journals is proportionately less than citations to those same journals. There seems to be a part of citations to non-English-language journals which is invisible to Scopus. This makes the number of downloads proportionately greater than that of citations, leading to a lack of correlation between downloads and citations in that class of journal.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2014 · Scientometrics
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    ABSTRACT: En los últimos años, los estudios bibliométricos se han convertido en un instrumento fundamental de análisis en los países más desarrollados porque ayudan a mejorar la gestión de la política científica y tecnológica. Los indicadores bibliométricos también han sido incorporados a la evaluación de la actividad científica y de las publicaciones elaboradas periódicamente sobre indicadores de ciencia y tecnología. El informe "Principales indicadores bibliométricos de la actividad científica peruana, 2006– 2011" tiene por objeto caracterizar la investigación científica desarrollada en nuestro país. Determina la visibilidad, colaboración, impacto, excelencia y liderazgo alcanzado por las publicaciones de investigadores afiliados a instituciones peruanas en ese periodo, utilizando como fuente de datos Scopus y la metodología de SCImago Research Group. El informe resalta el alto porcentaje de investigaciones que, a pesar de realizarse en número reducido, son publicadas en revistas de prestigio internacional, lo que ubica al Perú en el puesto 11 entre los países del mundo que más citas recibieron por documento publicado durante 2011. Además, pone en evidencia la necesidad de diversificar e incrementar las publicaciones de calidad, y de aumentar la producción científica con liderazgo nacional.
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  • No preview · Article · May 2014 · El Profesional de la Informacion
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    ABSTRACT: Institutional domain analysis is a very important bibliometric method to obtain an academic institutional scientific profile. In this paper we realize a deep analysis about the scientific production of the University of Granada, from 1991 to 1999. We present a wide set of indicators: production, visibility, normalized mean impact, productivity, research potential, and others. The indicators are for the whole institution, faculties, institutes, departments.
    Full-text · Article · May 2014 · Revista española de Documentación Científica
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    ABSTRACT: Subject classification arises as an important topic for bibliometrics and scientometrics, searching to develop reliable and consistent tools and outputs. Such objectives also call for a well delimited underlying subject classification scheme that adequately reflects scientific fields. Within the broad ensemble of classification techniques, clustering analysis is one of the most successful. Two clustering algorithms based on modularity – the VOS and Louvain methods – are presented here for the purpose of updating and optimizing the journal classification of the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) platform. We used network analysis and Pajek visualization software to run both algorithms on a network of more than 18,000 SJR journals combining three citation-based measures of direct citation, co-citation and bibliographic coupling. The set of clusters obtained was termed through category labels assigned to SJR journals and significant words from journal titles. Despite the fact that both algorithms exhibited slight differences in performance, the results show a similar behaviour in grouping journals. Consequently, they are deemed to be appropriate solutions for classification purposes. The two newly generated algorithm-based classifications were compared to other bibliometric classification systems, including the original SJR and WoS Subject Categories, in order to validate their consistency, adequacy and accuracy. In addition to some noteworthy differences, we found a certain coherence and homogeneity among the four classification systems analysed.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2014 · Journal of Informetrics
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    Félix Moya-Anegón · Víctor Herrero-Solana
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    ABSTRACT: Models for the production of knowledge and systems of innovation and science are key elements for characterizing a country in view of its scientific thematic profile. With regard to scientific output and publication in journals of international visibility, the countries of the world may be classified into three main groups according to their thematic bias. This paper aims to classify the countries of the world in several broad groups, described in terms of behavioural models that attempt to sum up the characteristics of their systems of knowledge and innovation. We perceive three clusters in our analysis: 1) the biomedical cluster, 2) the basic science & engineering cluster, and 3) the agricultural cluster. The countries are conceptually associated with the clusters via Principal Component Analysis (PCA), and a Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) map with all the countries is presented. As we have seen, insofar as scientific output and publication in journals of international visibility is concerned, the countries of the world may be classified into three main groups according to their thematic profile. These groups can be described in terms of behavioral models that attempt to sum up the characteristics of their systems of knowledge and innovation.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2013 · PLoS ONE
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    ABSTRACT: This article describes an analysis of keywords which was aimed at revealing publication patterns in the field of renewable energy, including the temporal evolution of its different research lines over the last two decades. To this end, we first retrieved the records of the sample, then we processed the keywords to resolve their obvious problems of synonymy and to limit the study to those most used. The final results showed a clear increase in scientific production related to alternative energies, and a structure corresponding to five major clusters which, at a finer level of resolution, were decomposed into 22. We analyzed the structure of the clusters and their temporal evolution, paying particular attention to uncovering the bursty periods of the different lines of research.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2013 · Scientometrics
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    Félix Moya-Anegón · Vicente P. Guerrero-Bote · Lutz Bornmann · Henk F. Moed
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    ABSTRACT: We propose a method for selecting the research guarantor when papers are co-authored. The method is simply based on identifying the corresponding author. The method is here applied to global scientific output based on the SCOPUS database in order to build a new output distribution by country. This new distribution is then compared with previous output distributions by country but which were based on whole or fractional counting, not only for the total output but also for the excellence output (papers belonging to the 10 % most cited papers). The comparison allows one to examine the effect of the different methodological approaches on the scientific performance indicators assigned to countries. In some cases, there was a very large variation in scientific performance between the total output (whole counting) and output as research guarantor. The research guarantor approach is especially interesting when used with the excellence output where the quantity of excellent papers is also a quality indicator. The impact of excellent papers naturally has less variability as they are all top-cited papers.
    Full-text · Article · Nov 2013 · Scientometrics
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    ABSTRACT: Using the Scopus database for the period 2003-2009, this paper analyzes the scientific production in the area of Renewable Energy, Sustainability and Environment in Spain. Initially, researchers compare Spain's scientific production and impact against that of the leading developed countries. This comparison is followed by an examination of the contributions of Spanish researchers and the journals in which they publish, showing that Spain's scientific output rank advanced significantly from fifteenth to the sixth in the world. Moreover, the impact of Spain's research increased during this period. The study found CIEMAT and UPM are among Spain's leading producers of scientific research, while the University of Zaragoza and CSIC are highly ranked in both production and impact.
    No preview · Article · May 2013 · Investigación bibliotecológica: índice acumulativo
  • V.P. Guerrero-Bote · F. Moya-Anegón
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    ABSTRACT: Download indicators represent a great potential due to the high amount of download data that can be collected that can provide a great statistical significance. The relationship between citation and downloads at journal level and the influence of language on it is studied with the data of Scopus (for citation) and ScienceDirect (for downloads). The results show that the use of downloads as prediction of the citation, is limited, as in the early years is when it obtained less significance. The relationship between downloads and citations is also different in different areas. In Francophone regions the downloads of English language journals is proportionately greatly reduced with respect to their citation. There seems to be a part of the citation impact of the non-English language journals invisible in Scopus, which make the number of downloads proportionally greater than citations. This has its effect on the lack of correlation between the downloads and citations in the non-English language journals.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2013
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    ABSTRACT: This study examines world scientific production on renewable energy, sustainability and the environment on the basis of bibliometric indicators (scientific production, percentage variation of production, average cites per document, normalized impact, impact, etc.) for the period 2003–08. The analysis is made by country, by research institution, and by scientific journal, using the Scopus (Elsevier) database of scientific literature. The results show the total world production to have increased during the period studied, and that this topic has been attracting great scientific interest. Two groups of countries with high production are distinguished, one of which has a highly specialized subject focus. There are also three groups of institutions with a major production, two of which also have high impact.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2012 · Energy for Sustainable Development
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