Physics in Cuba from the Perspective of Bibliometrics

  • Werner MarxEmail author
  • Manuel Cardona
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 304)


We present a bibliometric analysis of the development of the physical sciences in Cuba since the revolution of 1959. We analyze, using available databases (Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators, INSPEC), the development of the output (number of publications of authors based in Cuba) and of their impact (number of citations) from 1959 until now. We discuss the productivity of Cuba in comparison to the Latin American sister republics and the collaborative efforts between Cuba and highly developed countries. The most important areas of scientific activity within the field of physics, the preferred journals and the leading affiliations are identified. The most frequently cited Cuban physics publications are given. Finally, the overall scientific ranking of Cuba among the world nations is investigated.


Gross Domestic Product Science Citation Index Essential Science Indicator Source Journal Average Citation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information ServiceMax Planck Institute for Solid State ResearchStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Solid State ResearchStuttgartGermany

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