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The claim that science is becoming a true international enterprise is heard nowadays ever louder. Following the argument of a recent OECD study, 1 this is mainly due to the increasing number of joint research ventures between American and European fn'ms, companies and academic institutions, regardless of geographic borders or geopolitical frontiers. How(More)
The delimitation of a research field in bibliometric studies presents the problem of the diversity of subject classifications used in the sources of input and output data. Classification of documents according to thematic codes or keywords is the most accurate method, mainly used in specialised bibliographic or patent databases. Classification of journals(More)
Collaboration practices and partners vary greatly per scientific area and discipline and influence the scientific performance. Bibliometric indicators are used to analyse international, domestic and local collaboration in publications of Spanish authors in three Biomedical subfields: Neurosciences, Gastroenterology and Cardiovascular System as covered by(More)
The publications by the Spanish scientists recorded in eight international databases in the years 1978 and 1983 are retrieved. Science indicators able to give a perception of the scientific productivity, the institutions involved, the habits of publishing in foreign or domestic journals and co-authorship are presented. The changes observed in these(More)
This study is an analysis of six years of Spanish bibliography retrieved from INSPEC and COMPENDEX. The quantitative evolution of the scientific activity by years and Institutions, the recent tendencies to publish in foreign journals, as well as to have the papers signed by more authors are followed. The most frequently used journals are ranked according to(More)
The study has tried to look at the political transition through the articles published by Spanish scientists in Spanish journals of Social Sciences and Humanities. A sample of 11000 article references from a selected set of 32 journals published from 1976 till 1985, has been the basis of the analysis. This time frame has been divided into two 5 year periods(More)
A sample of “Citation Classics” in three scientific fields was studied to uncover citing motivations. The classics were classified into basic research, methods and reviews. Number of citations received per classic, number of authors, and age of classic per category and scientific field were the parameters studied. Journals and countries accounting for the(More)
The study aims at designing a set of indicators which, integrated altogether, should be albe to inform on the kind of research published in journal articles and its proximity to their specific forefornts. The set of indicators is composed of two subsets, one including information of the authors, “research performers indicators”, and other embodying(More)
It does not seem to me that there is any evidence of such a situation. Taking into account the data collected in the Scientometrics cumulative Index 1978-1992, there are around 500 authors from some 40 countries that have published, at least one article, in the journal. It is not a very big community but looking at the participation in international(More)
Collaborative research in Spain in the field of pharmacology is studied. Co-authored papers in periodicals were one of the indicators used to quantify collaborative research results. Through Spanish publications of pharmacologists, collaborations between different institutions in the same city are mostly detected. Through foreign papers quite different(More)