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These are the universities with the highest cumulative scientific output in 2022

According to information from the Scopus database, the scientific output of Peruvian universities has increased in recent years, making it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Among the top 5 universities with the highest output, there is one national university and four other private study houses.

In 2022, the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) will lead scientific output among Peruvian universities in 2022, according to a review prepared by researcher Percy Meta-Tristan.

UNMSM’s Scopus has 910 scientific papers. 83% of this output matches research documents And 44% were published in journals in the Q1 and Q2 quartiles, which is the highest quality.

coming up next Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with 696 documents. 73% of this total are research articles. More than 60% of the publications of this House of Studies are in Q1 and Q2 journals.

third place for Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, which registers 579 documents; 79% of its publications are research articles. 72% of the total documents published in Scopus are in Q1 and Q2 and there are 95 publications per 1,000 students, the highest number for a Peruvian study center.

fourth, there is Southern Scientific University, with 514 documents; 73% of its output is research articles. 58% of the total publications in Scopus are in Q1 and Q2 journals.

close the first five positions North Private University, Whose Scopus has 508 documents. Of this total, 43% are related to research articles; 24% published in a high impact journal in Q1 and Q2.

they fulfill Top 10 with the largest scientific output Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, San Ignacio de Loyola, César Vallejo, Continental and Technological University of Peru.

The list includes all universities that have 100 or more documents in Scopus as of December 19, 2022.

significant increase

The increase is evident, said Percy Mayatta, research director at the University Law for the Promotion of Compliance with the Basic Quality Conditions for University Education (SUNEDU). “In 2014, there were only three universities in the list with 100 or more documents and today we have 27”, he explained.

According to Ricardo Cuenca, Principal Professor of UNMSM and former Minister of Education, it is important to highlight two aspects: “The growth that has taken place in some private social universities has opted for academic production; They have created many incentives in their institutions so that it can move forward. And the second thing is that those who have supported university reform have been consolidated in the form of universities and I think that is also important to say.

In his opinion, it is also important to highlight publications per 1,000 students. “In the country we are beginning to think that research in universities should be done in collaboration with students. Professors still work very differently, without research groups or only with postgraduate students,” he says.

not quantity and quality

Although scientific output has shown growth in the country, but The number of scientific articles is still small compared to the size of the universitiesindicates where.

“In the case of some universities, there has been an increase in the number of publications, with the aim of reaching the highest number, but not necessarily seeking the highest quality”, highlights Percy Mayatta Tristan.

Cuenca states that due to the large number of ‘proceedings’ (conference presentations) published by Peruvian universities, it would be interesting to know “if they only remain in these documents or are formally published in a research article or book”. Let’s go.” You have to be a bit careful because this process of accumulation of valid documents can show the perverse side there, because you have to clearly differentiate that letters to editors or conference proceedings are documents of a different nature, they are not research articles Huh. “, it shows.

On the other hand, the researcher reiterates that scientific output should be evaluated according to the branch of knowledge: “The papers in Q1 and Q2 journals tend to focus on what everyone expects, but which differ greatly from the subjects. are medical sciences or biological sciences, such as the humanities and social sciences, that look for other places to be able to publish. Therefore, it would also be interesting to know how this production is going. This is a special analysis that It is necessary to do.”

Published: 12/29/2022

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