Graduate in History, PhD in Information Science by University Granada is Professor of Research Methods at the School of Communication and Information Studies, University Granada.
Has given courses and seminars for teachers, researchers, publishers, PhD students, librarians, professionals and editors of journals on the evaluation of science and scientific performance; methodology research, scientific writing, literature search; standardizating, editing, dissemination and impact of scientific journals. He has been the supervisor of 10 PhD students, including Daniel Torres-Salinas, Alvaro Cabezas, Rafael Repiso, Nicolás Robinson, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Sergio Ruiz, Alberto Martín-Martín.
Creator of systems and tools for scientific assessment H Index Scholar, IN-RECS, IN-RECJ, IN-RECH (Citation Index of Spanish journals in the Social Sciences, Legal Sciences, and Humanities), Journal Scholar Metrics, H index Spanish journals according to Google Scholar Metrics, Scholar Mirrors, Co-author Index, Publishers Scholar Metrics, Book Publishers Library Metrics, Classic Scholar's Profiles, RESH (Spanish Journals of Social Sciences and Humanities), CIRC (Integrated Classification of Scientific Journals), I-UGR Ranking Spanish Universities, EC3 Metaranking Spanish Universities, CIENTIFICA, DNA (National Directory of Authors.
He has over 200 publications, among them those published in journals as Nature, Science, Lancet, BMJ, Research Policy, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, Journal Medical Library Association, Online Information Review, Learned Publishing, Library & Information Science Research…
It is a founding member EC3 Research Group (Evaluación de la Ciencia y de la Comunicación Científica).
Specialist in various aspects of scientific communication, her current research focuses on the analysis of the new sources of information and scientific evaluation (search engines like Google Scholar, and the social networks academics as ResearchGate) and of the new metrics used to measure the visibility and the impact of the scientific activity (Altmetrics)