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Indicators of Scientific Productivity of the University of La Serena

Scientific Productivity

During the 2012-2015 period the institution has stabilized in the number of publications. In WOS it has reached an average of 102 articles per year, similarly it has happened with the number of Scopus publications.

The following graph describes the evolution of WOS-SciELO-Scopus publications between the years 2012-2015.

FONDECYT projects

The ULS during the period 2012-2015 has kept the following FONDECYT projects in execution, the FONDECYT projects considered are in the Regular, Initiation and Postdoctoral modalities.


Source: www.conicyt.cl

Results of the University of La Serena in Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR)


Source: http://www.scimagoir.com

With respect to Scimago Institutions Rankings 2016, the ULS has reached number 14 in Chile, 97 in Latin America and 639 in the world. This ranking measures a series of variables, such as scientific research, innovation and society, which are carried out by higher education establishments, at a National, Latin American and World level. It should be noted that in the SIR 2013, 2014 and 2015 ranking the ULS appears in the 6, 5 and 6 place respectively at the national level, however for the 2016 year, the SIR considered other parameters in the sample, such as the number of articles published by universities, a parameter that has to do with the size of the institution, with ULS being a small university in the national context, this indicator strongly affects the position of the rankings.