The enormous amount of scientific information along with the increasing dissemination of this material, the growing number of authors and researchers, the index and metrics of journals, articles, and researchers require appropriate literacy to identify the impact of the authors, editors, articles, and journals; this is an appropriate experience that allows evaluating such impact and drawing strategies that guide the scientific production. Therefore, this editorial report will attempt to provide a description of the main internationally recognized scientific information databases WoS and Scopus.

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Maryory Astrid Gómez Botero, University of Antioquia

Editor-in-Chief, Revista Facultad de Ingeniería. Research Professor,  Department of Materials.


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Gómez Botero, M. A. (2019). Editorial. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (91), 7–8. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.n91a01

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