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SANCHEZ-PERDOMO, Rubén et al. Scientometric study of scientific activity of Cuba in the Natural Sciences and Engineering and Mathematics-Computer. Investig. bibl [online]. 2017, vol.31, n.spe, pp.79-100. ISSN 2448-8321.

Bibliometrics was used to evaluate the different areas of knowledge, with the aim of defining policies for evaluation researchers and define lines of research. The applied sciences have generally been the most studied, however it is known that the case of the social sciences have a different behavior. That is why this research describes the behavior of the subject bibliometric Information Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean; taking into account the dimensions of scientific production, impact, collaboration and bibliometric assessment at the individual level. Bibliometric analysis from scientific papers processed in the Scopus database; in the period 2008 to 2012 related to the subject area of Information Sciences were used as techniques. For processing and displaying was used the Bibexcel and the Ucinet programs. It was determined that Latin American researchers have the habit of publishing their research results in regional magazines. Although national collaboration is predominantly, Europe is the continent which established closer cooperation with Latin America. Brazil stood out in the dimensions of production, impact and collaboration. The greatest influence on the scientific community was obtained with the journals of high impact factor. It is concluded that should strengthen the culture of publication by researchers from the region in international journals.

Palabras llave : Bibliometric evaluation; Information science; Latin America and Caribbean; Scientific production; Scientific impact; Scientific collaboration.

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