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Scientific Research on Nanotechnology in Latin American Journals Published in SciELO: Bibliometric Analysis of Gender Differences

  • Elizabeth Duran
  • Katherine Astroza
  • Jaime Ocaranza-Ozimica
  • Damary Peñailillo
  • Iskra Pavez-Soto
  • Rodrigo Ramirez-TagleEmail author
Original Research Paper


Papers on nanotechnology in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) database were studied bibliometrically. The terms ‘nanotechnology’, ‘nanoparticle’, ‘graphene’, ‘fullerene’, ‘nanotube’ and ‘quantum dot’ were used for the search in their singular and plural forms in three languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish), and a total of 1205 papers were selected for the study to assess the frequency rates of the study variables. The results of the study are presented in this article focusing on gender differences.


Nanotechnology Bibliometrics Latin America Nanoparticle Papers Gender 


Funding information

Research project on teaching funded by the Department of Teacher Education of the Bernardo O’Higgins University (Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins – UBO) and the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico – FONDECYT) 11130007 and 1170947.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Programa de Magíster en Ciencias Químicas y BiológicasUniversidad Bernardo O HigginsSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Universidad Bernardo O’HigginsSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Escuela de KinesiologíaSantiagoChile
  4. 4.Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencia y TecnologíaUniversidad Bernardo O’HigginsSantiagoChile
  5. 5.Centro de Investigación en Educación (CIE)Universidad Bernardo O’HigginsSantiagoChile

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