Global trends in research resources and scientific output in microbiology in Spain (1998–2007)
Keywords:Spanish microbiology, research trends
AbstractThis work asseses the main features of microbiological research in Spain over the last decade (1998–2007), observing the changes and trends along the time comparing them to those which have take place in other life sciences. This analysis emcopasses the entire scientific cycle: the organizations involved (basically, universities, research centers, scientific societies, and companies), resources invested (human and economic ones), and outputs or results obtained (journals, articles, doctoral theses, and other documents or publications. Summarizing, there is a positive trend in Spanish microbiology regarding research projects and scientific articles; the scientific output (research articles) of Spanish microbiologists ranks 6th in the world, which is higher than the ranking of Spain with respect to economic development.
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