Global trends in research resources and scientific output in microbiology in Spain (1998-2007)

Arguimbau, Llorenç Global trends in research resources and scientific output in microbiology in Spain (1998-2007). International Microbiology, 2008, vol. 11, n. 3, pp. 213-220. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

This work assesses the main features of microbiological research developed in Spain over the last decade (1998–2007), observing its changes and trends along the time and comparing them to those which have taken place in other life sciences. This analysis encompasses the entire scientific cycle: the organizations involved (basically, universities, research centers, scientific societies, and companies), resources invested (human and economic), and outputs or results obtained (journals, articles, doctoral theses, and other documents or publications). Summarizing, there is a positive trend in Spanish microbiology regarding research projects and scientific articles; the scientific output (research articles) of Spanish microbiologists ranks 6th in the world, which is higher than the ranking of Spain with respect to economic development.

Catalan abstract

L'article examina l'evolució i estat actual de la investigació microbiològica a Espanya des de l'any 1997 a partir dels documents i les dades existents sobre el cicle científic complet: agents de recerca; recursos humans i econòmics; revistes i articles científics; i, per últim, tesis doctorals i altres documents. Com a marc de referència, aquesta anàlisi es compara amb la situació d'altres països o d'altres àrees de les ciències de la vida.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Microbiologia, Recerca, Espanya, Informació Científica, Microbiology, Research, Spain, Scientific Information
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Llorenç Arguimbau
Date deposited: 21 Sep 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17


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