Journal of Scientometric Research, 2021, 10, 1s, s71-s77.
Published: June 2021
Type: Research Article
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Investigaciones en Matematicas Aplicadas y en Sistemas, DMMSS, LAR. Circuito Escolar s/n, Edif. IIMAS, Ciudad Universitaria, CP 04510, MEXICO.
Mobility in academic scientist training has been central in the installation and consolidation of scientific and technological systems. These human resources are fundamental for the scientific development and technology of countries and their importance is reflected in the indications about scientific activities. The studies relating to academic mobility are not new, however, little quantitative studies exist due to the lack of access and availability of data about this type of mobility. This text presents a panorama of mobility during the formation of 1169 research members of the National System of Researchers (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, SNI) of Mexico that have obtained at least a university diploma in Latin America or the Caribbean. Asymmetry in academic mobility is identified in terms of gender, areas of knowledge and the geographic distribution of centers of attraction and mobility. Finally, these results constitute a basis for generating new questions to better understand the dynamics that have shaped the current mobility structure in Latin America and the Caribbean in scientist training.