Background: The tension between teaching and research in higher education institutions arises from two different processes: the massification of access to it and the increase in social expectations regarding its research.
Methods: A descriptive bibliometric study was conducted based on the application of a set of indicators. Documents indexed in the Scopus database published between 2012 and 2021 were included, regardless of type.
Results: The results of the analysis of the 336 documents, which represent the total scientific production of the Inter-American Open University in the period from 2012 to 2021, reveal a significant growth in academic production, with an increase of 336%. The Inter-American Open University has demonstrated a wide scientific production in various thematic areas according to the categorization in Scopus. It stands out especially in Medicine, with 158 published documents, which represents 47% of the total number of documents of the university. 27.7% of the documents have been produced in international collaboration, which demonstrates the active participation of the university in research networks at a global level.
Conclusion: The Inter-American Open University has experienced a remarkable growth in its scientific production during the period studied, reflecting its continued commitment to research and the advancement of knowledge. These findings highlight its commitment to the generation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as the importance of collaboration and the impact of research on the scientific community.
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