The number of Spanish researchers, whether working in Spain or abroad, and foreigners conducting research in Spanish centers and universities is 123,000 scientists, 10,000 more than a year ago, the latest study says Google Scholar entry data (Google Scholar).
The Supreme Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) has just updated the latest classification of this prestigious database, which is the most complete in Spain and includes: 123,000 professional profiles.
The rankings, promoted by a team from the Institute of Public Policies and Goods (IPP-CSIC), include researchers from more than 5,000 national and international organizations, although the CSIC is the institution with the highest profile (more than 6,400 scientists). Of the total number of scientists, about 60% are men and 40% are women.
The higher the list, the more points it scores Researcher productivity and the greater the number of citations generated by their articles published in scientific journals, note the particle physics scientists Francisco Matorras Weinig and Alberto Ruiz Jimeno of the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA, CSIC-UC) and Sergio González Sevilla , from the University of Geneva, in the first two places.
In In seventh place is the first woman, physicist Carmen García from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC, CSIC-UV). According to the ranking, the best represented person from other disciplines is Valentín Fuster from the National Center for Cardiovascular Research.
Betweens centers that are part of the organismThese include the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO-CSIC), the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC), the National Center for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) and the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). This is followed by the complutense universities of Madrid with 5,973 profiles, Granada with 4,563, Seville with 4,141 and Barcelona with almost 4,000 profiles.
Between private institutions The University of Navarra stands out for having more than 1,000 registered researchers. “This list aims to increase the visibility of the work carried out by our researchers and is a commitment to transparency through a publicly accessible and user-friendly tool,” explains Isidro F. Aguillo of IPP-CSIC in a note editor of the classification.