The CSIC's new ranking of the most prominent female researchers in Spain features eighteen from the UOC

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
Three women talking

The ranking includes 5,600 researchers with a Google Scholar profile

The CSIC has produced this ranking to highlight female talent 

An up-to-date Google Scholar profile and authoring articles in the correct format are two key factors for improving search visibility

According to the study entitled [Female Scientists in Figures], 41% of the research staff in Spain are women. However, this proportion is not the same in the STEM disciplines, where they only account for 25%. The report also concludes that female researchers are leaving research careers earlier or progressing at a slower pace than their male peers. In order to highlight female talent, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has published a new ranking of Spanish and international female researchers working in Spain's research centres and universities who have a public profile on Google Scholar. The 5,600 authors listed include 18 from the UOC.

The list shows who are the most cited researchers to date based on indicators from one of the major databases for academic content, Google Scholar. The profiles are ranked by index, and the total number of citations was taken into account as a secondary criterion in cases of a tie. According to Isidro F. Aguillo, an expert in the evaluation of science and the ranking's editor, "this study aims to enhance the visibility of the work done by female researchers and is part of the CSIC's policies for equality and diversity. It is a step towards transparency and an effort to publicize the contributions made by our female researchers."

The female experts at the UOC

These are the UOC's female researchers who appear in the ranking.  

The importance of the correct authorship format for your article

The CSIC list, which is part of the Ranking Web of Universities, only includes authors who have a single Google Scholar profile which includes their UOC email address.

Research staff can improve the positioning of their articles by having a Google Scholar profile with an up-to-date list of publications, and correctly identifying their research with a unique author ID such as ORCID, Researcher ID, Scopus ID or Google Scholar (My Citations).  These codes identify your research, and are designed to enhance its visibility and prevent ambiguities over authorship and the consequent dispersion of a single author's scientific production. They also make it easier to keep track of publications and citations received, and save time when linking different scientific databases.

The Library for Research team can provide you with support to help you unify your signature in the various scientific databases and create an ORCID code. You can send us your queries using the form provided in the Publishing with impact service.