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Scientific production

The UC3M researchers have substantially improved their scientific production indicators by increasingly publishing in top journals with a greater impact.

  • The total number of publications of UC3M on the Web of Science (WoS) has increased by 26% in 2011 (latest year available) with respect to 2009, reaching 743 documents.




  • The number of publications by a tenured professor on the WoS has increased by 21% during the last 2010-2011 biennium with respect to the previous one, reaching 1.21 publications.
  • The quality of the publications, measured as articles on journals from the first quartile of the WoS, has increased 33% in 2011 with respect to 2009, representing almost 36% of all the publications.
  • The impact of the publications by the UC3M professors, measured as a rolling average in a 5-year interval, has increased 28% during the period 2008-2011 with respect to the previous one, reaching 5,729 citations according to the Essential Science Indicators (Web of Knowledge).
  • The number of articles of international collaboration represents almost 40% of all publications in 2011.
  2009 2010 2011 2012
JCR Top Quartile Publications 199 198 265  
JCR Publications 593 626 743 785
Monographics/books 90 105 108 117
Book chapters 353 423 395 378

Source: IUNE y Memoria de Investigación