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Lopez Borrull, Alexandre

The R&D activities of researcher Alexandre López-Borrull focus on the study of different scientific knowledge-related processes and deals with issues such as mechanisms for the creation and transfer of knowledge within large-scale international science projects (big science), the use of information and communication technologies in science (e-research) and the processes of communicating and disseminating scientific research, including digital depositories, scientific journals and academic conferences, the impact factor and open access.

He also studies scientific knowledge transfer to society and its role in innovation processes. His research is carried out with the help of bibliometric and scientometric techniques and the analysis of qualitative information. Other interests are based on sources of information and their evolution since the appearance of the web, including e-journals, open access and the legal aspects of digital information.

He is a member of the UOC's KIMO (Knowledge and Information Management in Organisations) R&D group. Within KIMO, they are based on the changes arising in the way research is carried out, e-research, Big Science, megajournals, Open Data, and other aspects associated with how science and research are changing their way of doing things. . The activities of the KIMO group, accredited as a "Consolidated Research Group" by Catalonia's government, the Generalitat de Catalunya (AGAUR 2009), are focused on the management of information and knowledge in organisations. The group is made up of eight researchers, six of whom are doctors. Its approach is clearly interdisciplinary, favoured by the different academic backgrounds of its members (information and documentation, business organisation, management, engineering and natural sciences).

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