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MORENO-CEJA, Faustino; ZUMAYA-LEAL, María del Rocío  and  CORTES-VERA, José de Jesús. Scientific production in the state of Chihuahua, 1999-2008: analysis of publications registered by ISI Web of Knowledge. Investig. bibl [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.55, pp.201-225. ISSN 2448-8321.

This paper is based on the publications produced in a decade by researchers in the State of Chihuahua, México; the analysis is predominantly quantitative and was undertaken through bibliometric techniques, being its objective to examine the production of scientific knowledge in the state, considering as starting point the documents included in the database of ISI Web of Knowledge during 1999-2008. The methodology followed considered the application of bibliometric indicators such as: output, subject areas, typology, language, collaboration, number of authors contributing to each article, among others. Regarding output, it was observed that the total production reported for the period under study was of 973 documents; it was also found that only 10 institutions had a presence in the total outcome; the main subject áreas were Materials science (28.98%), followed by Physics (26.10%); the preferred format was the article (60.64%); the main language was English (93.53%). Concerning collaboration: most of it was international (39.47%), where the main partner was the United States (52.08%); the rate of authors per document was 4.66.

Keywords : Scientific production; Bibliometrics; Bibliometric indicators; Chihuahua.

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