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Date of this Version

Spring 6-12-2020


This paper aims to carry out a bibliometric study on the scientific production on Education that occurs in Colombia and it is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database. To carry out this study, the data related to the documents indexed in the ESCI database of WoS were downloaded and, by counting frequencies, the patterns of document production by journal and by year, the most productive institutions, the indicators of collaboration in authorship and the type of collaboration were identified. An increase in co-authorship and collaboration rates, as well as in international collaboration was detected for the examined period. The public universities were identified as the leading generators of scientific production in Education in Colombia. Likewise, the Bradford’s core of zones of dispersion of literature in the topic was identified, and it was found that more than 90% of these are journals edited by universities. The production of Colombia in Education has experienced a considerable increase in the period from 2005 to 2019. Although the collaboration rates have increased and are similar to those observed for example in Education in Spain, they are still lower than those of Social Sciences in Colombia.