The food science georeferenced. A bibliometric approach at institutional level Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2016

start page

  • 25

end page

  • 34


  • 1


  • 25

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1386-6710

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1699-2407


  • A bibliometric analysis of research production in scientific journals, of the Scopus subject category Food Science, between 2003 and 2013, from seventy-one Spanish institutions with at least fifty works published, is presented. Statistical z tests are used for an evaluation of the degree to which an observed number of top-cited papers (top-10%) for an institution differs from the number expected, on the basis of randomness in the selection of papers. A map has been generated that displays inter-institutional collaboration networks; activity and impact values are displayed. The results show the most active institutions, located primarily in Madrid, Cataluna, Valencia, and Murcia, belong to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Catalonian research institutions


  • food science; citation analysis; bibliometrics; coauthorship networks; research excellence; bibliometrics maps; geo-code