Universidad de Sonora

Universidad de Sonora

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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef by December 21st 2022.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Environmental Sciences discipline and affiliated with Universidad de Sonora. There are a total of 1 researchers included. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Universidad de Sonora is 34 with a mean value for the h-index of 34.00. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Universidad de Sonora is 94 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 94.00.


Universidad de Sonora

Universidad de Sonora (Unison or the University of Sonora) is a public university located in the northwestern state of Sonora, Mexico. It was founded in 1942 and is considered the main cultural and educational driver in the state. The university is a part of the UN Regional Coordination of Activities in Basic Space Science for America. Unison is the largest university of Sonora and is ranked highly amongst the educational institutions in Mexico.

Universidad de Sonora Key Statistics

The university is organized into 11 academic divisions, including the Division of Exact and Natural Sciences, the Division of Biological and Health Sciences, the Division of Economic and Administrative Sciences, and the Division of Administrative, Social, and Agricultural Sciences. It offers 53 bachelor’s programs, 48 graduate programs, and 10 language courses.

Unison has a population of about 30,218 students, 29,050 of whom are undergraduates and 1,168 graduate students. It employs 977 full-time teaching staff, 65.3% among whom have a doctoral degree. The university has six campuses, located in Hermosillo, Caborca, Navojoa, Nogales, Santa Ana, and Cajeme.

Its library system is composed of 20 departments. The central library alone houses a collection of around 101,264 volumes, 12,290 theses, 1,314 maps, 522 movies, and video cassettes, 35 databases, 6,460 periodicals, 149 CDs, and 719,904 electronic items.

Other Universidad de Sonora key statistics include its Manuel Robles Ortiz Archeology Room and the Leo Sandoval History Room.

Universidad de Sonora Research

The university's top three research fields are materials science, chemistry, and biology. Its major source of research funding is the CONACYT (National Council for Science and Technology).

Its researchers have published in publications like European Physical Journal C, Carbohydrate Polymers, and Aquaculture. Its researchers had been invited to attend and/or present papers at international conferences such as the Joint International Conference on Information Sciences, Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, and the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference.

The most cited publication from Universidad de Sonora research is Kushwaha et al.’s (1993) “Acoustic band structure of periodic elastic composites,” published in Physical Review Letters, with a total of 2,736 citations to date. The second most cited paper is Li et al.’s (1998) “Modulated structures of homologous compounds InMO3(ZnO)m(M=In, Ga; M=Integer) described by four-dimensional superspace group,” published in the Journal of Solid State Chemistry. It has received a total of 1,105 citations. The university’s third most cited paper is Velazquez et al.’s (2006) “Sustainable University: What can be the matter?” published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. It has been cited by papers, articles, and other publications around 842 times so far.

Its research units include the Center for Research in Polymers and Materials, the Law, Economy, Education and Institutions, the Division of Economic and Administrative Sciences, the Conservation and Processing of Marine Products Laboratory, and the Division of Biological and Health Sciences.

Moreover, its other research facilities include the Statistics and Computation Laboratory, the Biochemistry and Nutrition Laboratory, the Microbiology and Mycotoxins Laboratory, and the Division of Administrative Economic Sciences.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
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Christopher J. Watts

Christopher J. Watts

Universidad de Sonora, Mexico
D-index 34 Citations 3,660 94

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