Zaida Chinchilla Rodríguez

Email: zaida.chinchilla [at]
Phone: (+34) 916022769
Extensión Interna: 441472
Office: 3D12
Científica Titular de OPIS
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos
Departamento de Ciencia e Innovación
Group: Métrica e Innovación en la Ciencia y la Tecnología (MIST)

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Scientific Output

PhD in Information Science by the University of Granada (2005). Associate Research Professor at Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain.

Member of the SCImago Research Group since its inception, Zaida Chinchilla-Rodríguez has participated in some of the group’s most ambitious projects, including the: “SCImago Journal & Country Rank-SJR" and “SCImago Institutions Rankings-SIR" (as the result of a joint research effort and agreement with Elsevier-Scopus), “Atlas de la Ciencia” (funded by Ministry of Education and Science SEJ-2004-08358-C02-01/SOCI and the Complementary Action 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 project 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). Zaida has been elaborating scientific reports about the scientific production of international visibility for different national and international organizations and the explotation and analysis of the different indicators and products developed by the SCImago Research Group. Since 2008, she acts as External Advisor for SCImago Lab.

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, OECD), which has enabled the group to produce scientific reports on internationally visible scientific output for different aggregates. Zaida has actively participated in the drafting of scientometric reports and developing methodological design and indicators of scientific information systems. She acts as external advisor for ScimagoLab since 2008.

Her major research areas are scientometric analyses of different scientific domains (geographic and disciplinary) for specific problem resolution and to facilitate decision-making processes; analysis of scientific collaboration and its impact on scientific results; methodological proposals oriented to the design of indicators and information systems.


ORCID: 0000-0002-1608-4478

Research ID: B-5231-2012

Scopus Author ID: 6505544902

Google Scholar Profile: 07rMAAAAJ&hl=en

Mendeley: zaida-chinchilla-rodriguez

ResearchGate: Zaida_Chinchilla-Rodriguez

Publons: 1296320

Twitter: zaidachinchilla


Some publications:

  • Muñoz-Écija, T., Vargas-Quesada, B., and Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z. (2019). Coping with the delineation of emerging fields: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as a case study. Journal of Informetrics, 13(4):100976.
  • Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Zaida, Sugimoto, Cassidy R., and Larivière, Vincent. (2019). Follow the leader: On the relationship between leadership and scholarly impact in international collaborations. PLoSONE 14(6):e0218309.
  • Zhang, L., Sun, B., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Chen, L., and Huang, Y. (2018). Interdisciplinarity and collaboration: On the relationship between disciplinary diversity in references and departmental affiliations. Scientometrics, 117(1): 271-291.
  • Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Zaida, Miao, Lily, Murray, Dakota, Robinson-García, Nicolás, Costas, Rodrigo, Sugimoto, Cassidy. (2018). A global comparison of scientific mobility and collaboration according to national scientific capacities. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, DOI: 10.3389/frma.2018.00017
  • Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Zaida; Bu, Yi, Robinson-García, Nicolás, Costas, Rodrigo and Sugimoto, Cassidy Rose. (2018). Travel bans and scientific mobility: utility of asymmetry and affinity indexes to inform science policiy. Scientometrics, DOI: 10.1007/s11192-018-2738-2
  • Zacca-González, G., Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Z., Vargas-Quesada, B. (2018). Medical scientific output and specialization in Latin American countries. Scientometrics, DOI:10.1007/s11192-018-2717-7
  • Chinchilla-Rodríguez, Zaida, Miguel, Sandra, Perianes-Rodríguez, Antonio, Sugimoto, Cassidy R. (2018). Dependencies and autonomy in research performance: examining nanoscience and nanotechnology in emerging countries. Scientometrics, DOI:10.1007/s11192-018-2652-7

Resumenes Ejecutivos

 - Resumen Ejecutivo Biotecnología
 - Resumen Ejecutivo Energía y Cambio Climático
 - Resumen Ejecutivo Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información
 - Resumen Ejecutivo Nanociencia y Nanotecnología, Nuevos Materiales y Nuevos Procesos Industriales
 - Resumen Ejecutivo Salud

Informes de Datos

 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Biotecnología
 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Energía y Cambio Climático
 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información

 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Nanociencia y Nanotecnología, Nuevos Materiales y Nuevos Procesos Industriales

 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Salud, Línea 1
 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Salud, Línea 2
 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Salud, Línea 3
 - Datos de Producción Científica (2003-2009) en Salud, Línea 4