Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones CientificasGovernment


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Foundation: 1959

Mission: Generate new knowledge through scientific research, technological development and training of high-level resources. To this end, the Institute will be a source of information in the area, advisor and facilitator of external services that guarantee direct access and dissemination of scientific knowledge in Venezuela and the world.

Vision: To be the main promoter of scientific and technological development in the region through the generation of projects in areas of national and international impact.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAVenezuela
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +631st133rd228th2nd
Arts and Humanities 619th100th164th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 713th37th162nd1st
Chemistry 912th162nd297th3rd
Environmental Science 602nd129th209th1st
Medicine +    
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 104th2nd4th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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