Bachelor in Information Science by the University of Granada (1999) and PhD in Information Science by the Charles III University of Madrid (2007). He was trained as researcher in the Cybermetrics Lab of the CSIC. In 2006, he was hired by the Virtual Knowledge Studio of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts (KNAW) at Amsterdam. Since 2008, he was working for the Vice-presidency of Scientific and Technological Research (CSIC) developing research evaluation and advisory tasks. From July 2018, he is part of the Institute for Advanced Social Studies (IESA-CSIC), being member of the Joint Research Unit “Innovation, Transfer and Knowledge” between CSIC and University of Córdoba.
My research is focused on Bibliometrics and Web studies, studying issues related to new scholarly publishing and dissemination ways on the Web (Scholarly social networks, Academic search engines, Altmetrics, etc.). The main research lines are:
- Meaning and reach of alternative metrics (altmetrics) as tool to understand the social impact of science and their influence on the research evaluation.
- Broad study of the different scientific information systems (Citation indexes, Academic search engines, Scholarly social networks) and their role in the dissemination and impact of scholarly outputs.
- Study of several aspects related to scientific and economic innovation using bibliometric techniques.
- Analysis of scientific fraud and misconduct through scholarly publications.