Twelve years of nanoscience and nanotechnology publications in Mexico

  • Edgar Záyago Lau
  • Stacey Frederick
  • Guillermo Foladori
Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-013-2193-1

Cite this article as:
Lau, E.Z., Frederick, S. & Foladori, G. J Nanopart Res (2014) 16: 2193. doi:10.1007/s11051-013-2193-1


Mexico is the second country in Latin America with regard to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research and Development, according to various indicators. Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies are viewed as strategic areas in government policy since 2001. In the last few decades, important policy changes in Science and Technology (S&T) have been implemented with an aim to integrate the business sector with government scientific research. This article reviews information from the Web of Science relevant to articles on nanoscience and nanotechnology stretching back 12 years, and explains the changes in S&T policy. The information uncovered leads to three conclusions: the participation of the business sector is negligible; there is a significant concentration of scientific production among a very few institutions; and the country is essentially divided geographically, with scientific production concentrated in the center and north of the country.


Nanotechnology Nanoscience Bibliometrics Mexico Science and Technology 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar Záyago Lau
    • 1
  • Stacey Frederick
    • 2
  • Guillermo Foladori
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Development Studies Academic UnitZacatecasMexico
  2. 2.Center on Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness CGGCDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Development Studies Academic UnitUniversidad Autonoma de ZacatecasGuadalupeMexico

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