Scientific Visibility in Educational Innovation Extracted from the Scopus
Liliana Enciso
and Fanny Cevallos
Grupo Investigaci
on Innovaci
on Tecnol
ogica Educativa, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computaci
on y Electr
Universidad T
ecnica Particular de Loja, San Cayetano Alto, Loja, Ecuador
Innovation, Education, Technology, SMS.
Educational innovation represents the attitude and process of generating new contributions, which can be
carried out individually or collectively, for the solution of problematic situations that allow a transformation in
environments where they are applied. This article analyzed the concept of educational innovation used in the
research carried out at the Universidad T
ecnica Particular de Loja, which were indexed in the Scopus database
from 2016 to 2019. In this context, the systematic mapping study (SMS) was applied to evaluate the quantity
and types of primary studies in educational innovation that the UTPL has as scientific evidence in the last
4 years. The SMS methodology was used as a research methodology, it will allow sorting and classifying
information in the field of Educational Innovation.
Nowadays large databases publish research of various
kinds, the number of these investigations is growing
every day. However, it is very difficult for people to
extract useful information from a data repository with
large volumes of information.
The extraction of information (IE), is an area of
research that automates the extraction of information
from textual documents (de Abreu et al., 2013).
There are several methodologies in this area that
make possible an extraction and ordered selection of
documents. According to (Fader et al., 2011) and
(Xavier et al., 2015), traditional IE is based on the
training of an extractor with some previously defined
objective relationships. The main drawback of tra-
ditional IE is its low coverage and good adjustment
when applied to a particular domain. When texts are
from different domains or contexts, human interven-
tion may be necessary (Glauber and Claro, 2018).
According to (Petersen et al., 2008), a systematic
mapping study (SMS) is a methodology frequently
used in medical research. In recent years, it has been
applied frequently in computer science or computer
science, mainly in engineering. An SMS aims to clas-
sify, conduct a thematic analysis, identify forums and
possible research gaps (Petersen et al., 2015). The dif-
ference with the traditional review is a rigid definition
of the rules for conducting the study. To our knowl-
edge, there is no mapping study on ”open information
extraction” (Glauber and Claro, 2018).
According to (Budgen et al., 2008), systematic map-
ping studies (SMS) use the same basic methodology
as SLR, but aim to identify and classify all the re-
search related to a broad topic of educational innova-
tion in place to answer questions about the relative
merits of competing technologies that address con-
ventional SLRs (Cornide-Reyes et al., 2019).
Figure 1 shows the process of the SMS methodol-
ogy under the work domain Educational Innovation.
2.1 Systematic Mapping Study Process
An SMS provides a structure of the type of research
reports and the results that have been published when
categorizing them (Zhang et al., 2018).
Enciso, L. and Cevallos, F.
Scientific Visibility in Educational Innovation Extracted from the Scopus Database.
DOI: 10.5220/0008507205250529
In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2019), pages 525-529
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Figure 1: Process Methodology SMS in the Data Base Scopus.
2.2 Search Strategy
To develop the search strategy, it was necessary to
consider the title, the abstract, the year, the authors
and the keywords of the articles in the scopus elec-
tronic database and the procedures of the conference
were identified according to the search strategy which
is established below:
1) Keywords: Innovation, Education, Educaci
(spanish) and Innovaci
on (spanish).
2) Search string: the following general search
string is formed: ((”Innovation OR Innovaci
on) AND
(Education OR Educaci
The reason to formulate a generic chain is that in
the mapping study we want to cover all the literature
that informs about the work of Educational Innova-
2.3 Search Sources
To search many different electronic sources; no single
source finds all the primary studies. In an attempt to
conduct an exhaustive search, we should identify at
least five relevant electronic sources. In the present
work, only information was extracted from a single
source considering that it is one of the sources where
the UTPL has the largest publications. In the near
future there will be an analysis of the publications that
the UTPL has in other sources such as Latindex, Web
of Science, Scielo, IEEE, etc.
Table 1: Number of articles years 2016 to 2019.
Data Base Type Publications Percentage
Scopus Journals 44,19 %
Scopus Conferences 55,81 %
The table 1, shows the percentage of publications in
conferences and journals that exist in educational in-
novation in both language Spanish and English.
The Figures 2 and 3 and tables 2 and 3 show
the results obtained from the application of the SMS
methodology in relation to educational innovation ex-
tracted from the scopus database.
SMS works very well in the extraction of data as a
research methodology both in a single domain and in
several if required.
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Table 2: Number of articles in journals - years 2016 to 2019.
Year Journal Name Quantity
A-2019 RISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao 1
A-2019 Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies 2
A-2019 Retos 1
A-2019 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 1
A-2019 Journal of Enterprising Communities 1
A-2018 Corpoica Ciencia y Tecnologia Agropecuaria 1
A-2018 RISTI - Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao 2
A-2018 Scottish Geographical Journal 1
A-2018 Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnostico y Evaluacion Psicologica 1
A-2018 Educacion XX1 1
A-2018 Revista de Investigacion Educativa 1
A-2018 Investigacion Operacional 1
A-2018 Revista de Estudios Regionales 1
A-2018 Investigaciones Regionales 1
A-2018 Espacios 3
A-2018 Business and Economic Horizons 1
A-2017 Prisma Social 1
A-2017 Inteligencia Artificial 1
A-2017 Journal of Cleaner Production 1
A-2017 Drug Discovery Today 1
A-2017 Magis 1
A-2017 Computers and Education 1
A-2017 Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research 1
A-2017 Revista Iberoamericana de Educacion Superior 1
A-2017 Espacios 1
A-2017 Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social 1
A-2016 Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases 1
A-2016 Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 1
A-2016 Opcion 2
A-2016 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 1
A-2016 Espacios 1
A-2016 Comunicar 1
Figure 2: Publications in journals on scopus from 2016 to 2019.
Scientific Visibility in Educational Innovation Extracted from the Scopus Database
Table 3: Number of articles in conferences-years 2016 to 2018.
Year Conference Name Quantity
17th International Conference on Information Technology Based
Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2018
A-2018 Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 9
A-2018 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2
Proceedings - 2017 International Conference on Information Systems
and Computer Science, INCISCOS 2017
Congreso Internacional de Innovacion y Tendencias en Ingenieria,
CONIITI 2017 - Conference Proceedings
A-2018 CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1
A-2017 Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 12
Proceedings - International Conference of the Chilean Computer Sci-
ence Society, SCCC
2017 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineer-
ing, WCSE 2017
A-2016 Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 1
2016 International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2016:
Learning Analytics Technologies
A-2016 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics 1
A-2016 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series 3
A-2016 Proceedings of 2016 SAI Computing Conference, SAI 2016 1
A-2016 Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 6
A-2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2
2016 3rd International Conference on eDemocracy and eGovernment,
Figure 3: Publications in conferences on scopus from 2016 to 2018.
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The results obtained supported by SMS can be
represented through graphics, for easy interpretation,
observing spaces of greater size and of relevant or
strong color, corresponds to the journals in which
there are major publications.
The UTPL has a high number of publications in
journals such as: Spaces, RISTI, Opcion and Smart
Innovation Systems and Technologies, however glob-
ally in these 4 years the publications in congresses has
had greater prominence, the most outstanding being
the CISTI event.
This work was developed in the framework of the
event called ”Investiga UTPL”, which is held every
year within the Private Technical University of Loja.
Thanks to the Research Vice-Chancellor of the UTPL
and the Research Group on Educational Technologi-
cal Innovation.
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