A Multi-Level Analysis of World Scientific Output in Pharmacology

Olmeda-Gómez, Carlos and Ovalle-Perandones, María-Antonia and Perianes-Rodríguez, Antonio . A Multi-Level Analysis of World Scientific Output in Pharmacology., 2012 In: Pharmacology. InTech, pp. 339-354. [Book chapter]


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English abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to analyse international research in “pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics” (hereafter pharmacology) on the basis of the scientific papers listed in the Scopus multidisciplinary database. This primary objective is reached by answering the following questions (in the section on results). What weight does the subject area “pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics” carry in world-wide science? What is the percentage contribution made by the various regions of the world to the subject area “pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics”? Can certain regions be identified as leaders on that basis, as in other scientific contexts? Are emerging countries present in the field? Do the most productive countries also publish the largest number of journals? What features characterise the scientific output of companies that publish pharmacological papers?

Spanish abstract

El propósito de este capítulo es analizar a nivel internacional la investigación en “farmacología, toxicología y farmacéutica” (de aquí en adelante farmacología) a partir de los artículos que aparecen en la base de datos multidisciplinar Scopus. Se llega al principal objetivo respondiendo a las siguientes preguntas (en la sección resultados). ¿Qué peso tienen en la ciencia y a nivel mundial el área temática de “farmacología, toxicología y farmacéutica”? Partiendo de ésta base, ¿pueden algunas regiones identificarse como líderes, así como en otros contextos científicos? ¿Están presentes los países emergentes en este campo? ¿Son los países más productivos los que mayor número de revistas publican? ¿Qué rasgos caracterizan la producción científica en el ámbito de la empresa privada que publica artículos de farmacología?

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Global science, World-wide science, Analysis of scientific results, Pharmacological scientific output, Pharmacological publishing, Scientometrics, Ciencia global, Producción científica en farmacología, Publicación en farmacología, Indicadores
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information. > BB. Bibliometric methods.
Depositing user: Carlos Olmeda-Gómez
Date deposited: 07 May 2012
Last modified: 17 Dec 2012 16:26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/16927


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