Web of Science vs. Scopus: un estudio cuantitativo en ingeniería química [Web of Science vs. Scopus: a quantitative study in chemical engineering]

Escalona-Fernández, María-Isabel and Cerdá-Hernández, María-Pilar and Pulgarín-Guerrero, Antonio Web of Science vs. Scopus: un estudio cuantitativo en ingeniería química [Web of Science vs. Scopus: a quantitative study in chemical engineering]. Anales de Documentación, 2010, vol. 13, pp. 159-175. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

The objetive of this study is to offer a clear and practical overview to the Chemical Scientist, applying quantitative methods on the two most extended platforms of scientific information nowadays: Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) and Scopus (Elsevier). It was carried out a specialized search in the area of the chemical engineering in both databases between 1999 and 2006. Through the articles recovered in the searches during those ten years and the journals recovered in 2006, it is analyzed the possible correlation between both systems; the pattern of growth that they show and certain parameters of that growth; the overlapping among the two databases, the dispersion of the articles in the journals and concentration measures, between others. The results show the existence of a high likeness between Web of Science and Scopus, turning out complementary but not exclusive, regarding their possible use for the chemical engineers.

Spanish abstract

El propósito de este estudio es ofrecer a los investigadores químicos, una visión clara y práctica, aplicando métodos cuantitativos, sobre las dos plataformas de información científica más extendidas hoy día: Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) y Scopus (Elsevier). Se llevaron a cabo, en ambas bases de datos una búsqueda especializada en el área de la ingeniería química, entre 1999 y 2008. A través de los artículos recuperados en las búsquedas, durante esos diez años, y las revistas recuperadas de 2006, se analiza la posible correlación entre ambos sistemas; el modelo de crecimiento que presentan y ciertos parámetros de ese crecimiento; el solapamiento entre las dos bases de datos, la dispersión de los artículos en las revistas y medidas de concentración, entre otros. Los resultados muestran la existencia de una alta semejanza entre Web of Science y Scopus, resultando complementarios, pero no excluyentes, respecto a su posible utilización por los ingenieros químicos.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Web of Science; Scopus; quantitative methods; growth; overlapping; dispersion; concentration; informetrics; Web of Science; Scopus; métodos cuantitativos; crecimiento; solapamiento; dispersión; concentración; informetría
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
L. Information technology and library technology > LN. Data base management systems.
Depositing user: Anales de Documentación Revista
Date deposited: 02 Jun 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14612


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