A total of 117 UPC researchers in the CSIC ranking of the most outstanding female scientists

117 UPC researchers are listed in the second edition of the CSIC ranking of Spanish and foreign female scientists who conduct research in Spain. The ranking classifies female scientists with an h-index equal to or greater than 18.

Jun 21, 2023

On 23 May, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) published the second edition of the ranking of Spanish and foreign female researchers working in Spain according to public data from Google Scholar, a search engine specialised in scientific content and bibliography. The ranking classifies female researchers first by their h-index (a metric that considers the quantity and quality of citations) and second by the number of citations received. It only includes female researchers with an h-index of at least 18.

Based on data collected in the second week of May 2023, this edition ranks a total of 8,068 female researchers, 117 of which belong to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC). Researchers Maria Pau Ginebra (127th), Ana Maria Sastre (391st), Ivet Ferrer (393rd), Rosa Maria Badia (498th), Teresa Vidal (793rd), Cristina Masoller (832nd), Elaine Armelin (936th), Elisabeth Engel (1000th), Anna Serra (1090th), Marianna Garfi (1226th) and Trinitat Pradell (1291st) are listed among the first 1,500 positions.

See the full list of UPC female researchers listed in the ranking in the UPC Rankings Observatory.

The ranking aims to increase the visibility of the work by female researchers. It is produced by the Cybermetrics Lab as part of the CSIC’s commitment to gender equality.

What is the h-index?
It is a metric that measures the impact of an author’s research by combining quality and quantity. It is calculated by sorting the set of papers from highest to lowest according to the number of citations. An author’s h-index, therefore, depends on the number of works published and the number of citations that each work has attracted.