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I am a professor in the Department of Library and Information Science & Audiovisual Communication at the University of Barcelona where I teach several a courses on scientific information and research methods in LIS.

My research interests focus on scholarly communication and scientists' information behaviour in the digital environment. My research deals with the use of scientific electronic resources, how researchers manage information for research purposes, data sharing and the use social media in research settings.

I am a member of the Research Centre for Information, Communication and Culture.


Recent publications

Borrego, Á. (2023). Article processing charges for open access journal publishing: A reviewLearned Publishing, 36 (3), 359-378.

Borrego, Á.; Ardanuy, J.; Arguimbau, L. (2023). Crossref as a bibliographic discovery tool in the arts and humanitiesQuantitative Science Studies, 4 (1), 91-104.

Ardanuy, J.; Arguimbau, L.; Borrego, Á. (2022). Social sciences and humanities research funded under the European Union Sixth Framework Programme (2002–2006): a long-term assessment of projects, acknowledgements and publicationsHumanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9, 397.

Borrego, Á.; Anglada, L.; Abadal, E. (2021).Transformative agreements: Do they pave the way to open access? Learned Publishing, 34 (2), 216-232.

Borrego, Á. (2021). Are mega-journals a publication outlet for lower quality research? A bibliometric analysis of Spanish authors in PLOS ONE. Online Information Review, 45 (2), 261-269.

Borrego, Á.; Comalat, M. (2021). What users say about public libraries: an analysis of Google Maps reviews. Online Information Review, 45 (1), 84-98.

Urbano, C.; Tafalla, S.; Borrego, Á.; Abadal, E. (2021). Preprints as an alternative to conference proceedings: A hands-on experience at EDICIC Iberian Meeting 2019. Learned Publishing, 34 (4), 558-567.

Borrego, Á.; Pinfield, S. (2020). Librarians publishing in partnership with other researchers: roles, motivations, benefits, and challengesportal: Libraries and the Academy, 20 (4), 655-675.

Borrego, Á. (2020). Measuring the impact of digital heritage collections using Google Scholar. Information Technology and Libraries, 39 (2).

Borrego, Á. (2019). The impact of MOOCs on library and information science education. Education for Information, 35 (2), 87-98.

Borrego, Á.; Anglada, L. (2018). Research Support Services in Spanish Academic Libraries: An Analysis of Their Strategic Plans and of an Opinion Survey Administered to Their Directors. Publications, 6 (4), 48.

Borrego, Á.; Ardanuy, J.; Urbano, C. (2018). Librarians as research partners: their contribution to the scholarly endeavour beyond Library and Information ScienceJournal of Academic Librarianship, 44 (5), 663-760.