Scientific production in the study of user experience in education: case Web of Science and Scopus

Cinthia De Oleo Moreta, Professor at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Logroño, La Rioja, España.

Elias Said-Hung, Professor at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Facultad de Educación, Logroño, La Rioja, España.

Researchers from the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) have analyzed the evolution and general features of scientific production disclosed in Web of Science and Scopus related to the study of user experience in Education. According to the article entitled “Scientific production in the study of user experience in education: Case Web of Science and Scopus” and published in the journal Transinformação (vol. 32). The study shows a general vision of the conceptual and methodological perspectives and thematic approaches from the main academic indexing systems, deepening in a bibliometric study that shows the historical evolution of this topic and the global vision of its projection.

To achieve this goal, researchers have applied qualitative methodology, considering a set of indicators, and the main results show a new academic framework of growing interest, with a clear predominance of Anglo-Saxon authors, institutions and publishers. The scientific production is included mainly into the last five years, being the communications in congress the scenario that has given more visibility to the topic of study. Results also show that, the historical evolution of this topic seems to have advanced from general descriptive studies to more practical studies and application of concepts and methods.

In view of these findings, researchers conclude that it is necessary to advance in the promotion of new bibliometric or another type of methodological studies interest in analyzing comparatively these results, including others academic and/or scientific indexation systems such as Scielo and Latindex. This could help to deepen in other geographic and editorial contexts that might be sensitive in the discussion of this topic.

The approach of this study has based on the idea shared in some studies that point to the usefulness of bibliographic databases as the main sources for making bibliometric studies that help to evaluate science through the complementary use of the information available in the main databases (HERNÁNDEZ-GONZÁLEZ et al., 2016).

Researchers has chosen the database Web of Science because it is one of the oldest and the greatest academic impact databases, and it offers analysis tools that allow to asses the scientific quality of its publications. Researchers has also chosen Scopus, because is the database with the largest catalogue of abstracts and citations of scientific literature (peer review) at present, with more than 21 thousand journal titles, 5 thousand international publishers and 55 million records, according to Pérez-Escoda (2017).


HERNÁNDEZ-GONZÁLEZ V., et al. Comparación entre Web of Science y Scopus, estudio bibliométrico de las revistas de anatomía y morfología. Int. J. Morphol., 2016, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 1369-1377. ISSN: 0717-9502 [viewed 21 February 2020]. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-95022016000400032. Avaliable from:

PÉREZ-ESCODA, A. WoS y Scopus: los grandes aliados de todo investigador [online]. Comunicar, 2017 [viewed 21 February 2020]. Available from:

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MORETA, C. de O. and SAID-HUNG, E. La producción científica en el estudio de experiencia de usuario en educación: caso Web of Science y Scopus. Transinformação [online]. 2020, vol. 32, e190003, ISSN 0103-3786 [viewed 12 May 2020]. DOI: 10.1590/2318-0889202032e190003. Available from:

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