Main Article Content
A documentary review was carried out on the production and publication of research papers concerning the study of the variable Virtual education advantages and disadvantages for Latin America. The purpose of the bibliometric analysis proposed in this document is to know the main characteristics of the volume of publications registered in the Scopus database during the period 2016-2021 in Latin American countries, achieving the identification of 119 publications. The information provided by the said platform was organized through tables and figures categorizing the information by Year of Publication, Country of Origin, Area of Knowledge, authors and Type of Publication. Once these characteristics were described, the position of different authors regarding the proposed topic was referenced by employing a qualitative analysis. Among the main findings of this research, it is found that Mexico, with 31 publications, is the Latin American country with the highest production. Computer science is the area of knowledge that made the greatest contribution to the construction of bibliographic material referring to the study of virtual education, and its advantages and disadvantages. This area of study had 58 published documents, and the author with the greatest number of publications is Morales-Menendez with 3 documents registered in Scopus and the type of publication that was most used during the period indicated above was the journal article, which represents 53% of the total scientific production.