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Scientific Output - Metrics

The affirmation of FCNAUP as the leading producer of national science in Food and Nutrition Sciences is reflected in the position of the University of Porto in international rankings in areas related to Food and Nutrition Sciences.

"Between 2010 and 2020, FCNAUP authored 725 papers indexed in WoS, with an average annual ratio of 3.6 papers/doctoral FTE. Of these papers, 42% were published in Q1 journals, and 12% are among the 10% most cited. FCNAUP research focuses on four main scientific areas, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and, Endocrinology and Metabolism".

"The research published by FCNAUP shows strong alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, namely, 02 Eradicate Hunger, 03 Quality Health and 05 Gender Equality. FCNAUP's research shows strong collaboration with national health system institutions, international governance institutions (WHO) and national and international academic institutions".

Duarte Torres, sub-director of FCNAUP.

Scientific articles published with WoS indexation (2010-2020)

Scientific articles published with WoS indexation (2010-2020)
Number of scientific articles indexed in WoS


Average annual growth


Ratio of documents per doctoral degree ETI of FCNAUP, five-year period 2016-2020


Average ratio of the number of citations per document (citable)

24 annual citations, on average, per document

Articles published in 1st or 2nd quartile journals

1st quartile (Q1=42%); 2nd quartile (Q2=35%)

Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, according to InCites ISI WoS

85% citable

Source: Report Contribution to the analysis of the FCNAUP's scientific production, 2010-2020, FCNAUP's Documentation and Information Service, 2022