Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 397, Issue 4, pp 1477–1484 | Cite as

Bibliometric study of journal publications on analytical chemistry 2000–2007: publication productivity and journal preferences by country

  • Helena Téllez
  • José M. VadilloEmail author
Feature Article


Bibliometric studies allow an understanding of how science is organized at an aggregated level based on journals and their impact. Modern databases, particularly Journal Citation Reports (JCR), compile journal citation counts, allowing studies of the structure of science based on the number and type of publications and the relationships between them. The importance of this information goes beyond the mere quantification of scientific productivity. With the introduction of impact factors, number of cross-citations, and other parameters, competitive selection processes based on the quality of publications are applied on a regular basis to determine the excellence of researchers, institutions and journals.

There are many precedents for bibliometric studies of different branches of science [ 1, 2]. As expected, considering its importance as one of the classical chemistry disciplines, several bibliometric studies have also dealt with analytical chemistry. Among the various...


Impact Factor Journal Citation Report Publication Rate Bibliometric Study Publication Productivity 
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Helena Téllez would like to thank the Spanish Society of Analytical Chemistry (SEQA) for their financial support of her work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Analytical ChemistryUniversity of MálagaMálagaSpain

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