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International Journal of Morphology

versión On-line ISSN 0717-9502

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HERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ, V; SANS-ROSELL, N; JOVE-DELTELL, M. C  y  REVERTER-MASIA, J. Comparison between Web of Science and Scopus, Bibliometric Study of Anatomy and Morphology Journals. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2016, vol.34, n.4, pp.1369-1377. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022016000400032.

The aim of this study is to compare the basic bibliometric indicators in the area of anatomy and morphology inside the databases Web of Science and Scopus. The methodology carried out is based on a bibliometric search conducted in Scopus and Web of Knowledge. The sample comprises the set of journals indexed in both databases of the cited field. The results indicate that the number of journals was higher in Scopus than WoS (42 vs. 21). The overall reference / article index is higher in Scopus. There are only two journals that allow publication of papers in a language other than English, one in WoS and three in Scopus. In WoS, the impact factor value and h-index has a correlation of 0.17, while the Scopus database correlation values between the impact factor and h-index, are far superior, it has a correlation 0.79. Most journals are published in English-speaking countries. These findings lead us to highlight that there are a greater number of citations in Scopus journals compared with WoS. The use of the impact factor to evaluate a journal seems to be a more convenient short-term indicator, the h index is an indicator that reflects the long-term influence of a publication and could also better determine the article´s scientific category. Currently, the use of various indices is advisable in evaluating the quality of journals.

Palabras clave : Bibliometrics; Web of Science; Scopus; Scientific journals; Anatomy and morphology.

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