Elena Corera Alvarez

Email: elena.corera [at] cchs.csic.es
Phone: (+34) 916022380
Office: 3E2
Científica Titular de OPIS
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos
Departamento de Ciencia e Innovación
Group: Grupo de Cienciometría (GC)

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Biography

PhD in Documentation awarded by the University of Granada in 2007.

Member of the SCImago research group since its inception, Elena Corera Álvarez has participated in some of the group's most ambitious projects, including the “Scimago Journal & Country Rank-SJR” (a joint research effort with Elsevier-Scopus), and “Atlas de la Ciencia” (funded by Spain's Ministry for Education and Science through the R&D&I project SEJ-2004-08358-C02-01/SOCI and Acción Complementaria SEJ2005-24008-E), a project which has expanded in Latin-America - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Portugal and Venezuela - with potential for further expansion. Related projects include “Ranking Iberoamericano de Instituciones de Investigación-RI3” (funded by Universia) and “Mi perfil Investigador-MPI” (financed by the Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología-FECYT). Elena is currently working on the creation of an institutional ranking system based on scientific output included in the Scopus database. These projects have been made possible thanks to close collaboration with research groups from other institutions (Universidad de Extremadura, Universidad Carlos III, Universidad de Alcalá and Universtitat Oberta de Catalunya).

The SCImago group is highly active, and as a consequence it has signed numerous cooperation agreements with various Spanish institutions, (FECYT, Junta de Andalucía, Principado de Asturias, Consorcio de Bibliotecas Públicas de Galicia, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea), as well as international institutions (CONICYT, CONACYT, REDALyC, IESALC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad de Antioquia, CEPAL…), which has enabled the group to produce scientific reports on internationally visible scientific output for different aggregates. Elena has actively participated in two complementary tasks: the drafting of scientometric reports and coordinating the standardization of databases used to compile these reports, primarily regarding institutions, geographical locations and sectors.

Her major lines of investigation are: advanced information retrieval techniques for the development of real time information systems; interface design techniques for the visualization of scientific information; analysis and evaluation of scientific domains; scientometric analyses of different domains for specific problem resolution; and information system design for scientometrics to facilitate decision making processes.

 

Selected recent publications

 1. Grupo SCImago. “Patrones de citación de la revista El profesional de la información”. El Profesional de la Información, 18 (4): 433-436, 2009.

2. Moya-Anegón, F., (dir.), Solís-Cabrera, F.M. (coord.), Corera-Álvarez, E. (coord.técn.), CHINCHILLA Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z.,, Gómez-Crisóstomo, R., González-Molina, A. Vargas-Quesada, B. Indicadores Bibliométricos de la Actividad Científica Andaluza, (2003-2005). Sevilla. Junta de Andalucía, 2008.

3. Vargas-Quesada, B., Moya-Anegón, F. de, Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E. y Guerrero-Bote, V. "Evolución de la estructura científica española: ISI Web of Science 1990-2005". El Profesional de la Información, 17 (1): 22-37, 2008.

4. Moya-Anegón, F. de, Vargas-Quesada, B., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., Muñoz-Fernández, F.J. y Herrero-Solana, V. "Visualizing the Marrow of Science". Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 58 (14): 2167-2179, 2007.

5. Moya-Anegón, F. de., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Vargas-Quesada, B., Corera-Álvarez, E., Muñoz-Fernández, F.J., González-Molina, A. y Herrero-Solana, V. "Coverage analysis of Scopus: a journal metric approach". Scientometrics, 73 (1): 53-78, 2007.

6. Moya-Anegón, F., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., González-Molina, A. y Vargas-Quesada, B. (2007) Galicia: Patrones de Colaboración Científica (ISI-WOS, 2004). Santiago de Compostela: Xunta de Galicia

7. Moya-Anegón, F. de, Vargas-Quesada, B., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., González-Molina, A., Muñoz-Fernández, F.J. y Herrero-Solana, V. "Visualización y análisis de la estructura científica española: ISI Web of Science 1990-2005". El profesional de la Información, 15 (4): 258-268, julio-agosto 2006.

8. Moya-Anegón, F., Carretero- Guerra, R., Sánchez-Malo, F., Solís-Cabrera, F. M., Muñoz-Fernández, F.J., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., González-Molina, A., Herrero-Solana, V., Vargas-Quesada, B. Indicadores Científicos de la Producción Andaluza en Biomedicina y Ciencias de la Salud (ISI, Web of Science 2003-2004) Sevilla: Junta de Andalucía. Consejería de Salud, 2006

9. Moya-Anegón, F., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Vargas-Quesada, B., Corera-Álvarez, E., Muñoz-Fernández, F. J. y González-Molina, A. "Resultados de la investigación científica con visibilidad internacional: México (ISI-WOS, 1990-2004"). En: Diagnóstico de la política científica, tecnológica y de fomento a la innovación en México (2000-2006). México: Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico, 2006

10. Moya-Anegón, F., Vargas-Quesada, B., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Herrero-Solana, V., Corera-Álvarez, E., Muñoz-Fernández, F. J. "Domain analysis and information retrieval through the construction of heliocentric maps based on ISI-JCR category cocitation". Information Processing and Management, 41 (6): 1520-1533, 2005

11. Moya-Anegón, F., Vargas-Quesada, B., Herrero-Solana, V., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., Muñoz-Fernández, F. J. "A new technique for building maps of large scientific domains based on the cocitation of classes and categories". Scientometrics, 61 (1):129-145, 2004

12. Moya-Anegón, F., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., Muñoz-Fernández, F., Vargas-Quesada, B., Herrero-Solana, V. (2004) Indicadores Bibliométricos de la Actividad Científica Española: ISI, Web of Science, 1998-2002. Madrid: Fecyt

13. Moya-Anegón, F., Solís-Cabrera, F., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Corera-Álvarez, E., Herrero-Solana, V., Muñoz-Fernández, F., Navarrete-Cortés, J., Vargas-Quesada, B. (2003). Indicadores Científicos de Andalucía: ISI, Web of Science, 1998-2001. Granada: Junta de Andalucía.