(Zaragoza. Friday, June 17, 2022). More than a hundred researchers from the University of Zaragoza are part of the 5,000 most cited and best positioned Spanish scientists, according to the ranking drawn up for the first time by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in order to increase visibility of the role of Spanish women in the scientific field.
It is a classification with the 5,000 Spanish and foreign scientists who carry out research in Spanish organizations, classified according to the indicators of their public personal profiles in the Google Scholar database, a search engine specialized in content and scientific bibliography.
Regarding the Aragonese autonomous community, the University of Zaragoza is the institution with the highest number of female researchers, 106, in this ranking compared to the 158 that appear in this classification, carrying out their work in research centers and academic institutions in Aragon. The list of Unizar researchers is headed by Cristina Nerín, professor of Analytical Chemistry and specialist in food packaging, researcher at I3A Unizar, ranking 123rd in the general classification with 15,243 citations through Google Scholar. The researchers from the University Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (IUCA) present in this list are nine: Pilar Santolaria Blasco (BIOFITER), in 500th place in the general classification; Gloria Cuenca Bescós (Aragosaurus), in position 563; Laia Alegret Badiola (Extinction and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction), in position 1154; Beatriz Azanza Asensio (Extinction and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction), in position 1773; Mª Pilar Goñi Cepero (Water and Environmental Health), in position 2398; Beatriz Bádenas Lago (Aragosaurus), in position 2699; Blanca Bauluz Lázaro (Aragosaurus) in position 3652; Josefina Pérez-Arantegui (GEAS), in position 3903; Lourdes Montes Ramírez (First Settlers and Archaeological Heritage of the Ebro Valley) in position 4032.
The Vice-Rector for Science Policy at the University of Zaragoza, Rosa Bolea, congratulated the scientists who make up this classification, among which is, and has very positively valued the ranking made by the CSIC “as a tool that, without a doubt, It will help to value and make visible the research work carried out by women in all branches and fields of knowledge, especially in a generalist university such as our University of Zaragoza”.
Given that the list includes researchers who have a profile in the Google Scholar database, the vice-rector Rosa Bolea has encouraged Unizara researchers to open the corresponding profile so that they can be represented in future editions.
In the Aragonese area, the classification reflects the work of women from other research centers, such as the Institute of Carbochemistry, the Aula Dei Experimental Station, the Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (all of them from the CSIC), the Institute of Chemical Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis , the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon (these last two mixed centers of the CSIC and the University of Zaragoza), the Center for Research and Agrifood Technology of Aragon-CITA (of the Government of Aragon), the San Jorge University, the university hospital Miguel Servet and the University Defense Center of Zaragoza.
At a general level, nearly 500 institutions are represented in the ranking.