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Gregorio González-Alcaide

Bio: Gregorio González-Alcaide is an academic researcher from University of Valencia. The author has contributed to research in topics: Bibliometrics & Population. The author has an hindex of 18, co-authored 83 publications receiving 1094 citations.


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TL;DR: The representativeness of the ISI-Thomson Impact Factor rankings and the existing relationship between countries’ national languages and the diffusion of scientific publications is analyzed.
Abstract: The representativeness of the ISI-Thomson Impact Factor rankings and the existing relationship between countries' national languages and the diffusion of scientific publications is analyzed. We discuss literature on the Impact Factor related to language use, publication strategies for authors and editors from non-English-speaking countries, the effects of the inclusion of a new journal in the ISI-Thomson databases and the scientific policies articulated in some non-English-speaking countries. The adoption of the Impact Factor as the valuation criterion for scientific activities has favoured the consolidation of English language journals in the diffusion of scientific knowledge. The vernacular languages only conserve part of their importance in certain disciplines, such as Clinical Medicine or Social Sciences and Humanities. The Impact Factor, invented over 50 years ago now, could be a limitation for non-English authors and scientific journals, and does not consider some widely used practices among the scientific community concerning the development of Internet as a means for the diffusion of knowledge.

81 citations

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08 Aug 2017-PLOS ONE
TL;DR: The order of signatures and the address for correspondence in scientific publications are bibliographic characteristics that facilitate a precise, in-depth analysis of cooperative practices and their associations with concepts like dominance or leadership.
Abstract: Introduction Scientific collaboration is an important mechanism that enables the integration of the least developed countries into research activities. In the present study, we use the order of author signatures and addresses for correspondence in scientific publications as variables to analyze the interactions between countries of very high (VHHD), high (HHD), medium (MHD), and low human development (LHD). Methodology We identified all documents published between 2011 and 2015 in journals included in the Science Citation Index-Expanded categories’ of Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology, and Pediatrics. We then classified the countries participating in the publications according to their Human Development Index (HDI), analyzing the international collaboration; positioning and influence of some countries over others in cooperative networks; their leadership; and the impact of the work based on the HDI and the type of collaboration. Results We observed a high degree of international collaboration in all the areas analyzed, in the case of both LHD and MHD countries. We identified numerous cooperative links between VHHD countries and MHD/LHD countries, reflecting the fact that cooperative links are an important mechanism for integrating research activities into the latter. The countries with large emerging economies, such as Brazil and China stand out due to the dominance they exert in the collaborations established with the United States, the UK, and other European countries. The analysis of the leadership role of the countries, measured by the frequency of lead authorships, shows limited participation by MHD/LHD countries. This reduced participation among less developed countries is further accentuated by their limited presence in the addresses for correspondence. We observed significant statistical differences in the degree of citation according to the HDI of the participating countries. Conclusions The order of signatures and the address for correspondence in scientific publications are bibliographic characteristics that facilitate a precise, in-depth analysis of cooperative practices and their associations with concepts like dominance or leadership. This is useful to monitor the existing balance in research participation in health research publications.

71 citations

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TL;DR: The potential impact factor of The Spanish Medical Journals, developed by the Siniac team (Information systems and research activity indicators) from the Instituto de Historia de la Ciencia y Documentacion Lopez Pinero (Valencia, Spain), and the Indice de impacto de las revistas espanolas de ciencias sociales (In-Recs), developed by as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Impact Factor measures the average number of times that articles published in the last two years are cited in the current year. In spite of its limitations, the evaluation agencies of some countries like Spain use it in research assessment, generating a deep unease within some circles that consider its use inappropriate and indiscriminate. As an alternative to the Impact Factor of Thomson ISI, other indicators have been proposed, although none of them have achieved sufficient acceptance and widespread use to be systematically applied. Among Spanish initiatives, most notable are the Potential Impact Factor of The Spanish Medical Journals, developed by the Siniac team (Information systems and research activity indicators) from the Instituto de Historia de la Ciencia y Documentacion Lopez Pinero (Valencia, Spain), and the Indice de impacto de las revistas espanolas de ciencias sociales (In-Recs), developed by the EC3 research group at Library and Documentation department of Granada University (Spain).

67 citations

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TL;DR: According to a bibliometric and network analysis, there is a small number of authors who can be considered to be the most productive and who publish regularly, and a large number of transient ones.
Abstract: There has been an increase in research published on information behavior in recent years, and this has been accompanied by an increase in its diversity and interaction with other fields, particularly information retrieval. The aims of this study are to determine which researchers have contributed to producing the current body of knowledge on this subject, and to describe its intellectual basis. A bibliometric and network analysis was applied to authorship and co-authorship as well as citation and co-citation. According to these analyses, there is a small number of authors who can be considered to be the most productive and who publish regularly, and a large number of transient ones. Other findings reveal a marked predominance of theoretical works, some examples of qualitative methodology that originate in other areas of social science, and a high incidence of research focused on the user interaction with information retrieval systems and the information behavior of doctors.

62 citations

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TL;DR: The analisis of las redes de colaboracion ha permitido identificar numerosas agrupaciones de autores del area cardiovascular en Espana, asi como las relaciones existentes entre ellas desde el punto of vista oficial de the investigacion y las publicaciones cientificas.
Abstract: Introduccion y objetivos El presente estudio analiza los patrones de colaboracion de los investigadores y las instituciones en los trabajos publicados en Revista Espanola de Cardiologia. Metodos Se identificaron las coautorias y relaciones de colaboracion institucional de Revista Espanola de Cardiologia en el periodo 2000-2005 y se obtuvo el indice de firmas/trabajo. Para construir las redes de colaboracion se utilizaron los programas «TextToPajek» y «PAJEK ». Resultados Se analizaron 980 trabajos, el 95,1% firmado en coautoria por 2 o mas autores y el 51,43% en colaboracion institucional. El indice de firmas/trabajo ha sido de 6,23 ± 3,1. Se encontro una relacion estadistica (p Conclusiones El analisis de las redes de colaboracion ha permitido identificar numerosas agrupaciones de autores del area cardiovascular en Espana, asi como las relaciones existentes entre ellas desde el punto de vista de la investigacion y las publicaciones cientificas. El aspecto mas significativo de la colaboracion institucional fue el predominio de la colaboracion intrainstitucional e intraautonomica (el 80,57% de las colaboraciones). Posibles estudios futuros podrian incluir el analisis de la produccion cientifica de los investigadores de las agrupaciones identificadas y la evolucion en el tiempo de los patrones de colaboracion.

54 citations


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Abstract: 本文对国际科学计量学杂志《Scientometrics》1979-1991年的研究论文内容、栏目、作者及国别和编委及国别作了计量分析,揭示出科学计量学研究的重点、活动的中心及发展趋势,说明了学科带头人在发展科学计量学这门新兴学科中的作用。

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors employ a novel conceptual framework in their research on industrial clusters in Europe, Latin America and Asia and provide new perspectives and insights for researchers and policymakers alike.
Abstract: This book opens a fresh chapter in the debate on local enterprise clusters and their strategies for upgrading in the global economy. The authors employ a novel conceptual framework in their research on industrial clusters in Europe, Latin America and Asia and provide new perspectives and insights for researchers and policymakers alike.

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