The studies recerTIC UPC, accessible from the following table, are only available in English.
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recerTIC UPC is a set of works dedicated to offering a representative vision of the scientific publication of the UPC in emerging issues in the field of Information Technology and Communication.
recerTIC UPC wants to show a significant image of the researchers' publication UPC, emphasizing the relationships of co-authorship, affiliation and thematic area.
Even so, despite the breadth of the sample and given the limitations of the databases on which it is based, recerTIC UPC It does not guarantee an exhaustive analysis of this production and its impact.
The source of information used has been the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection, Clarivate Analytics, except in the case of evaluating the impact of journals and congresses for which the h5 index of Google Scholar.
Additionally the studies include links to FUTUR, the portal of the scientific production of the researchers of the UPC, and, in some cases, to original publications.
The analysis mainly considers two types of documents indexed in WoS: articles of magazine and contributions to congresses.
The documents analyzed are those published between 2007 and 2017, indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) database at the time of searching: between April 2018 and January 2019.
Algorithms close by
The publications have been selected through search algorithms built from Boolean combinations of keywords selected according to the subject of each study.
The concepts used in the search algorithms have been chosen according to specialists in the UPC and trying to balance relevance, relevance and representativeness.
The algorithms use Boolean operators to combine the search terms.
Search algorithms are executed in the Advanced Search mode, in the field TS = Topic. The search in the TS field retrieves the terms within the Title, Abstract, Author Keywords and Keywords Plus® fields.
The results obtained have been narrowed down and debugged in cases where ambiguity might have occurred.
Names of authors, institutions and congresses
Despite being an internationally recognized database for research evaluation, WoS has certain limitations when it comes to the treatment of names and affiliations.
The various variants of the names of the authors, institutions and conference names have been unified later in the search but still could present some dispersion or some inconsistency in the results obtained that should not significantly affect the conclusions that can be derive from the study.
For analyzes of the different subjects, the subject categories of WoS, under which the publications in this database are indexed.
Graphics and visualization of the data
The graphics were generated with the following visualization tools:
- Highcharts®: graphs of authors with greater production and institutions coauthors more frequent.
- Map generator developed in the Library, Publications and Archives Service of the UPC and based on Citoscape.js®.
The publications with coauthors over 50 authors have been excluded from the map showing authorship and co-authors, as they greatly hampered the processing of the application at the time that generated a very little understandable visualization. In any case, these publications and their authors can be found in the rest of the maps, in the complete lists that complement the graphs and the most cited publications tables whenever this is given.
The data on which the recerTIC studies are based UPC They are free and can be downloaded from each one of them.