Scientific Publishing Evaluation


The main objective of NOVA Research Explorer is to showcase the research outputs of NOVA's research community here

The NMS|FCM output research is showed here


Since 2010 the Library is the institutional focal point for the collection and validation of references from the scientific publication of affiliated authors at Nova Medical School | FCM.

The bibliometrics sector collects and maintains the updated data through PURE - an information management program on scientific research in the various UNL Organizational Units. At the institutional level, it is the bibliometrics sector of the NMS|FCM Library that responds to questions and support research in this context.


Bibliometrics is the branch of science of documentation and information that applies mathematical and statistical analysis to bibliographies, consisting of the statistical analysis of books, journal articles and other publications. That is ... data on publications, frequency of citations.

The evaluation of the fundamental scientific production for the recognition of researchers and institutions is based on bibliometric indicators.

Bibliometrics answers questions such as: Who is citing (how many times) my articles? What are the best journals in the field of Internal Medicine? What journal should I publish my work in? How do you know if an article is important?

The option of submitting the article to journals with the greatest impact factor in each discipline is one of the main factors to consider.

In the evaluation of the qualitative and quantitative impact of the scientific work of a given researcher, the h index appears as an alternative to metrics as the impact factor of a journal. It can also be applied to the productivity and impact of a group of scientists, research center, university and country.

A researcher with a given index h has published articles, which have been cited in other articles h times, this index grows in time according to the author's academic age.

But article review metrics, from the journal tend to advance to the evaluation of book chapters, books, and scientific data.

Resources for bibliometric evaluation:

Journal of Citation Reports (Web of Science, Thomson Reuters) (requires VPN)

InCites Essential Science Indicators (Web of Science, Thomson Reuters) - (requires VPN)

Scopus (Elsevier)

Google Author citations

Google Scholar Journal citation

MEDLINE / PubMed free bibliometric tools

SJR SCImago Journal & Country Rank


Leiden University's Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) has developed the ranking of the top 100 universities from 2007 through the Web of Science bibliography, the largest number of scientific publications based on 4 indicators: "Largest number of Publications (P); Mean citation score (MCS); Mesnical Normalized Citation Score (MNCS) and Proportion of top 10% publications. (Top 10% PP) ".

To consult CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017, enter here.


In order to measure the impact of the research we are faced with a new alternative concept Altmetrics (Article-Level Metrics) that does not only refer to citations and use of information, but a whole series of communication methods outside the scope of the traditional article, Of: downloads, non-academic quotes, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, blogs, ResearchGate,, Faculty of 1000.


The Webometrics portal developed by CSIC (Spain) aims to provide web indicators applied to R & D areas in Spain, Europe and Latin America through the use of applied cybermetric techniques and the analysis of the use of information.
Through Webometrics we obtain data on the ranking of universities, hospitals, research centers, repositories and scientists.
See information on the ranking of Portuguese universities, here.

To learn more about metrics & research, see:

LIBER Access to facts and ideas in the digital age

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

Leiden manifesto for research Metrics