Referencia a servicios, programas, informes o unidades similares relacionados con la evaluación de la investigación y el uso de indicadores bibliométricos.

Grupos de Investigación

Laboratorio de Estudios Métricos de Información (LEMI)
Departamento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Getafe, Madrid, España

El Laboratorio de Estudios Métricos de Información (LEMI), es un grupo de investigación creado en el Departamento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación, de la Facultad de Humanidades, Comunicación y Documentación de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Sus objetivos están enfocados hacia la realización de estudios cuantitativos y cualitativos del consumo y producción de información en diferentes áreas; el desarrollo de metodologías e indicadores que fundamenten científicamente dichos estudios; la aplicación y utilización eficiente de las técnicas estadísticas y las herramientas informáticas disponibles que faciliten la obtención de resultados de una manera rápida y con altos grados de confiabilidad, y el diseño y perfeccionamiento de programas docentes que brinden al alumnado los conocimientos y la metodología necesarios para realizar estudios de este tipo en el marco de la gestión de información.

Science-Metrix, Inc.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Science-Metrix is a company dedicated to the evaluation of science, technology and innovation (STI) for economic development and the advancement of knowledge. Its multidisciplinary team adds value to STI information by using innovative methods of data analysis and visualization. Its mission is to support the design, management and improvement of research and innovation projects, programs, policies and strategies. Since its foundation in 2002, Science-Metrix has completed over forty contracts commissioned by government departments and agencies, technology transfer and liaison centres, universities and private companies. Science-Metrix’ multidisciplinary team has a sound and thorough knowledge of the decisional and operational environment of STI in the governmental, private and university sectors.

L’Observatoire des sciences et des techniques – OST.
París, Francia

The Observatory of Science and Technology was founded at the initiative of Hubert Curien, then French Minister in charge of Research. OST was established as a joint public entity (Groupement d’intérêt public – GIP) by ministerial decree on March 28, 1990 for a period of six years, and was renewed in May 1996 for another six years. In 2002, OST was renewed for a period of twelve years, acknowledging the importance and utility of the work it carries out.

Revistas especializadas

Cybermetrics:International Journal of Scientometrics, Informetrics & Bibliometrics

Cybermetrics is an International Peer-reviewed Journal published since 1997 in English and distributed free-of-charge in the World Wide Web by the Cybermetrics Lab of the National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). Cybermetrics is both an Electronic-only Journal and a Virtual Forum (The Journal) devoted to the study of the quantitative analysis of scholarly and scientific communications in the Internet. It is open to world-wide researchers to publish and discuss their findings. Internet offers them new and increased capabilities to distribute their results to a greater audience.      Cybermetrics also maintains a series of directories of electronic resources (The Source), including secondary archives of interesting web papers in pdf format. The aim is to provide a reference tool to those researchers involved in the quantitative description and analysis of the Internet as a scholarly communication tool. It is also intended to add original data as a source or reference for larger studies, specially including figures about the distribution and evolution of R&D contents in the World Wide Web.

Journal of Informetrics

It is an Elsevier journal since 2007, publishes rigorous high-quality research on quantitative aspects of information science. The main focus of the journal is on topics in bibliometrics, scientometrics, webometrics, and altmetrics. Contributions studying informetric problems using methods from other quantitative fields, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics and econometrics, operations research, and network science, are especially encouraged. JOI publishes both theoretical and empirical work. In general, case studies, for instance a bibliometric analysis focusing on a specific research field or a specific country, are not considered suitable for publication in JOI, unless they contain innovative methodological elements.

Research Evaluation

An interdisciplinary peer-reviewed, international journal. Published by Oxford. Its subject matter ranges from the evaluation of an individual research project, through portfolios of research and research centres, up to inter-country comparisons of research performance. It covers public and private sectors, natural and life sciences as well as social sciences and humanities. The term ‘evaluation’ applies to all stages of research from priority setting and proposals, through the monitoring of on-going projects and programmes, to the use of results of research and the increasing trend of integrating evaluation into policy. Evaluations of research output and impact are particularly relevant given the emphasis today on accountability and documenting the value of research. Papers on methods for appraising and evaluating research are also welcome. The Journal is not committed to any specific approach or philosophy, quantitative, qualitative or otherwise.

Research Policy

Published by Elsevier, is a multi-disciplinary journal devoted to analyzing, understanding and effectively responding to the economic, policy, management, organizational, environmental and other challenges posed by innovation, technology, R&D and science. This includes a number of related activities concerned with the creation of knowledge (through research), the diffusion and acquisition of knowledge (e.g. through organizational learning), and its exploitation in the form of new or improved products, processes or services.
RP is generally acknowledged to be the leading journal in the field of innovation studies, with its academic status and influence being reflected in a remarkably high ‘Impact Factor’ for a multi-disciplinary social science journal.

Research Trends

A quarterly magazine providing objective, up-to-the-minute insights into scientific trends based on bibliometric analysis. Worldwide, there has been increasing demand for quality research performance measurement and trend-related information by deans, faculty heads, researchers, funding bodies and ranking agencies.
Research Trends seeks to meet this demand as an essential source of information for you to effectively carry out your work. Research Trends is powered by Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.


Scientometrics is concerned with the quantitative features and characteristics of science and scientific research. Emphasis is placed on investigations in which the development and mechanism of science are studied by statistical mathematical methods. The journal publishes original studies, short communications, preliminary reports, review papers, letters to the editor and book reviews on scientometrics. Due to its fully interdisciplinary character, the journal is indispensable to research workers and research administrators . It provides valuable assistance to librarians and documentalists in central scientific agencies, ministries, research institutes and laboratories. Scientometrics includes the Journal of Research Communication Studies. Consequently its aims and scope cover that of the latter, namely, to bring the results of such investigations together in one place.

Programa y servicios

Journal Metrics from Elsevier

The academic community has long been demanding more transparency, choice and accuracy in journal assessment. Elsevier now provides three alternative, transparent and accurate views of the true citation impact a journal makes:

  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
  • The Impact per Publication (IPP)
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

The three different impact metrics are all based on methodologies developed by external bibliometricians and use Scopus as the data source. Scopus is the largest citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features tools to track, analyze and visualize research output. Via this website, the three journal metrics are provided free of charge.

Publish or Perish

A software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar and (since release 4.1) Microsoft Academic Search to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following metrics:

  • Total number of papers and total number of citations.
  • Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year.
  • Hirsch’s h-index and related parameters.
  • Egghe’s g-index.
  • The contemporary h-index.
  • Three variations of individual h-indices.
  • The average annual increase in the individual h-index.
  • The age-weighted citation rate.
  • An analysis of the number of authors per paper.

SAINT Science Assessment Integrated Network Toolkit.

The Rathenau Institute has developed SAINT, which stands for Science Assessment Integrated Network Toolkit. This is a set of tools for bibliometric and patentometric research. This toolkit can be downloaded from this website.

Scientometric Portal

Developed by Hamid R. Jamali, is a gateway to scientometric-related materials and resources.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator , developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithmGoogle PageRank™. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.


A listserv discussion group that covers bibliometrics, scientometrics and informetrics, but also metrics as related to the design and operation of Digital Libraries and other information systems interpreted broadly. It is a Virtual Special Interest Group of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.


A freely available computer program that can be used for the following purposes:

  • VOSviewer can be used to create maps based on network data. Maps are created using the VOS mapping technique and the VOS clustering technique.
  • VOSviewer can be used to view and explore maps. It can show a map in various different ways, each emphasizing a different aspect of the map. It offers functionality such as zooming, scrolling, and searching, which facilitates the detailed examination of a map.

Colecciones de Tesis

Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe
Tesis y disertaciones en las áreas de: Estudios Puertorriqueños, Historia y Literatura.


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico

Disertaciones doctorales en el área de Hispanismo.

UPR Mayagüez:

Tesis y disertaciones en las áreas siguientes:

UPR Recinto de Ciencias Médicas

Tesis de Maestría en el área de Demografía.


UPR Río Piedras 

Tesis y disertaciones correspondientes a los programas graduados que se ofrecen en este Recinto.


UPR Río Piedras: Escuela de Arquitectura 

Tesis y proyectos en el área de Arquitectura.


UPR Río Piedras: Centro de Investigaciones Históricas

Disertaciones doctorales en el área de Historia.


Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico: Arecibo 

Tesis de Maestría en el área de Enfermería.


Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico: Ponce 

Tesis de Maestría en las áreas de: Educación en Currículo y Enseñanza, Educación Elemental, Justicia Criminal y Administración Internacional de Empresas.

Disertaciones doctorales en áreas múltiples.


Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico 

Tesis de Maestría en las áreas de: Arquitectura Paisajista, Ciencia de Cómputos, Ingeniería Civil, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Manufactura Competitiva.