of Panama publications in the Science Citation Index Expanded: publication type, language, fields, authors and institutions.
It also seeks to counter-balance poorly supported alpha taxonomy in an academic climate polluted by fund-holders who base evaluation on bibliometry
rather than on the contents and effectiveness of works.
KEY WORDS: predatory journal, bibliometry
, strategy, impact
studies and analyses behaviors and patterns that appear in scientific journals and the bibliometric indicators which allow analyzing and quantifying the influence of diverse aspects related to cooperation like productivity or scientific impact (Bordons, Gonzalez & Diaz, 2013).
In tune with this definition, it is possible to claim that the bibliometry
is the body of methodological knowledge for the application of quantitative techniques, meant to study processes of production, communication and usage of scientific information, with the purpose of contributing to the analyses and evaluation of science and investigation (Carrizo Saneiro, 2000).
Some limitations of this research may refer to the particular analysis made by the authors considering the last filter of the bibliometry
First, we briefly review literature in bibliometry
Broadus (1987) defined bibliometry
as the measurement of science, scientists, or scientific activity.
, since from its origin, was marked by a double concern: the analysis of scientific production and the search by immediate practical benefits in library for better efficiency in the library management services (FONSECA, 1986).
En inicio, para designar a esta nueva disciplina, se utilizaron diversos terminos, como senala Bjorneborn (2004): Netometrics (Bossy, 1995), Webmetry (Abraham, 1997), Internetometrics (Almind, Ingwersen, 1997), Web Bibliometry
(Chakrabarti et al.
The most productive authors are presented, anda series of aspects traditionally studied in the field of the bibliometry
1986; Coulter et al, 1998), Informetry (Egghe and Rousseau, 1990; Wolfram, 2000), Bibliometry
(Noyons et al.