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Identification and Visualization of the Conceptual Structure and Main Research Themes of
Studies in Informatics and Control Journal from 2008 to 2019

María GUTIÉRREZ-SALCEDO1, José Ricardo LÓPEZ-ROBLES2*, María Ángeles MARTÍNEZ-SÁNCHEZ3,
Enrique HERRERA-VIEDMA4, Manuel Jesús COBO5

Department of Management, Marketing and Sociology, University of Jaen, Campus Las Lagunillas, s/n,
Jaén, 23071, Spain
msalcedo@ujaen.es
2 Postgraduate Program of Engineering and Applied Technology (National Laboratory CONACYT-SEDEAM),
Autonomous University of Zacatecas,
Av. Ramón López Velarde Col. Centro, Zacatecas, 98000, Mexico
ricardolopezrobles@outlook.com (*Corresponding author)

3 Department of Social Work, University of Granada, Avenida del Hospicio, s/n, Granada, 18010, Spain
mundodesilencio@ugr.es
4 Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Avenida del Hospicio,
s/n, Granada, 18010, Spain
viedma@decsai.ugr.es
5 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Cádiz, Avenida de la Universidad no. 10,
Puerto Real, 11519, Spain
manueljesus.cobo@uca.es

Abstract: Studies in Informatics and Control journal is a quarterly publication for all those involved in the field of Information Technology (IT). Studies in Informatics and Control journal provides important perspectives on topics relevant to IT, with an emphasis on useful applications in the most important areas of IT, and it is aimed at advanced practitioners and researchers in the field of IT. The core subjects covered by Studies in Informatics and Control journal are relating to innovative research and practice in Information Technology: IT use in control and management systems; integration of IT with control; application of IT in socio-economic systems and manufacturing processes, mainly. The current research conducts a bibliometric performance and conceptual structure analysis of Studies in Informatics and Control journal from 2008 to 2019. Firstly, the journal performance is analysed according to the data retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection, putting the focus on the productivity of the authors, citations, countries, organizations and most relevant publications. Finally, the conceptual structure of the journal is analysed with bibliometric software tool SciMAT, identifying the main thematic areas that have been the object of research, their composition, relationship and evolution during the period analysed.

Keywords: Studies in Informatics and Control Journal, Bibliometric analysis, Strategic Intelligence, SciMAT, Science Mapping, Journal Performance, Thematic analysis.

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María GUTIÉRREZ-SALCEDO, José Ricardo LÓPEZ-ROBLES, María Ángeles MARTÍNEZ-SÁNCHEZ, Enrique HERRERA-VIEDMA, Manuel Jesús COBOIdentification and Visualization of the Conceptual Structure and Main Research Themes of Studies in Informatics and Control Journal from 2008 to 2019, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 29(2), pp. 159-168, 2020. https://doi.org/10.24846/v29i2y202002