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Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação

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BRAMBILLA, Sônia Domingues Santos  and  STUMPF, Ida Regina Chittó. Scientific production of UFRGS INDEXED at Web of Science (2000-2009). Perspect. ciênc. inf. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.3, pp.34-50. ISSN 1981-5344.

This study uses bibliometric indicators - measuring activity, impact and co-authorship - to analyze the articles published by authors affiliated to the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), indexed at Web of Science (WOS) from 2000 to 2009. The literature review addresses science, evaluation and indicators of scientific production. The articles were classified according to the table of CAPES/CNPq in nine broad areas: Agrarian Sciences (CA), Life Sciences (CB), Exact and Earth Sciences (CET), Humanities (CH), Health Sciences (CS), Applied Social Sciences (CSA), Engineering (E), Languages, Linguistics & Arts (LLA) and Multidisciplinary (M). The sample was composed of 9,250 articles split into areas, authors, journals and cited articles. UFRGS production at WOS increased from 512 in 2000 to 9,250 in 2009, with an average annual growth rate of 12.69%. Most of the scientific production of UFRGS is published in English and in journals with impact. Seven highly cited articles were found, all written in English, with international collaboration and published in journals with high impact. CET appears with 33.19% cited articles, followed by CB and CS. There is a strong trend towards co-authorship showing that the scientific production of UFRGS is done mostly in co-authorship, from two to 10 authors working in collaboration.

Keywords : Bibliometrics; Scientific Production; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

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