Twenty-five years of journal of universal computer science: A bibliometric overview

Nelson Baloian, José A. Pino, Gustavo Zurita, Valeria Lobos-Ossandon, Hermann Maurer

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The Journal of Universal Computer Science is a monthly peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal covering all aspects of computer science, launched in 1994, so becoming twenty-five years old in 2019. In order to celebrate its anniversary, this study presents a bibliometric overview of the leading publication and citation trends occurring in the journal. The aim of the work is to identify the most relevant authors, institutions, countries, and analyze their evolution through time. The article uses the Web of Science Core Collection citations and the ACM Computing Classification System in order to search for the bibliographic information. Our study also develops a graphical mapping of the bibliometric material by using the visualization of similarities (VOS) viewer. With this software, the work analyzes bibliographic coupling, citation and co-citation analysis, co-authorship, and co-occurrence of keywords. The results underline the significant growth of the journal through time and its international diversity having publications from countries all over the world and covering a wide range of categories which confirms the “universal” character of the journal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-39
Number of pages37
JournalJournal of Universal Computer Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Acm computing classification system
  • Bibliometrics
  • H -index
  • Vosviewer
  • Web of science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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