A systematization of instruments to measure the quality of research

Carmen Medina-Lopez, Juan A. Marin-Garcia, Rafaela Alfalla-Luque


Given the need to provide proof of the quality of research done and the impact that publications have in the professional and academic environment, researchers increasingly need to become acquainted with the different tools that exist. The objective of this paper is to systematize and review the main resources that give indications of the quality of research that are currently accepted by the scientific-academic community.


research; quality; scientific journals rankings; databases

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