In order to evaluate the scientific production, bibliometric indicators based on the number of citations received by articles and / or magazines are taken into account.

The National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality and Accreditationaims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the educational system through the evaluation, certification and accreditation of teaching, teaching staff and institutions. 

The following programs consider bibliometric indicators:

ACADEMIA program             PEP Program    



ANECA, through the Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora (CNEAI) evaluates the research activity of university professors and staff of the scientific scales of the public research bodies of the General Administration of the State, with the objective to be recognized as a productivity supplement (six years).

On December 22, 2023, it was published in the BOE 

Resolution of December 19, 2023, of the General Secretariat of Universities in which the 

call 2023 for the evaluation of the six years of research.


The application deadline is from January 22 to February 12, 2024.


Call 2023


News Six-year call 2023 

ANECA has renewed the evaluation criteria for the six years of research that have been published on December 5, 2023: 

Evaluation criteria (Resolution of December 5, 2023)    


Ordinary and extraordinary contributions for each field of knowledge

To obtain the metrics you can consult the table that refers to the 11 guides prepared by the Libraries UPC which complements the information in the "List of possible metrics, sources and dimensions to demonstrate the value of each contribution":


Guide to the Narrative CV
(examples of narrative style for metrics by dimension: Contribution, Media and Open Science)


General scale of application to the evaluation of the six years of research 2023


Specific scales drawn up by the Advisory Committees for the different Fields/Subfields 2023


FAQ 2023 Summary infographic


Call 2022


Sexennis  Call (Resolution of December 23, 2022) 

Correction of errors in the Resolution of November 21, 2022

 Evaluation criteria (Resolution of November 21, 2022)  


The Agency for the Quality of the University System of Catalonia, aims to evaluate, accredit and certify quality in the field of universities and higher education centers in Catalonia (education, teaching staff, centers and services).


On December 29, 2023, Resolution REU/4404/2023 of December 22 was published in the DOGC, which publishes the criteria for the evaluation of research activity.


The deadline for submitting applications is from January 15 to February 2, 2024, both inclusive.


To obtain the metrics you can consult the table prepared for the ANECA sexennis Call (also valid for the AQU) which refers to the 11 guides prepared by the Libraries UPC:


Call for evaluation of research activity 2024

  Evaluation criteria (Resolution REU/4404/2023, of December 22) 

Faculty announcement calendar

Submission of applications


Accreditation of the research


Accreditation reader   Academic accreditation   Aggregate accreditation


Last update: 24 / 01 / 2024