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Quevedo-Blasco, Raúl; University of Granada; López López, Wilson; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (2011)
Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Languages: Spanish; Castilian
Types: Article
Subjects: Latin American journals; Journal Citation Reports; Impact Factor; Immediacy Index, Revistas iberoamericanas; Journal Citation Reports; Factor de Impacto; Índice de Inmediatez
The aim of this study is to show the current landscape of the visibility and popularity of scientific journals in psychology published in Latin American countries, according to a recent Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2010. This is a descriptive study using analysis of documents. We analyzed a total of 18 journals, of which 61.11 % (11) are Spanish, 33.33 % (6) are Latin American and 5.55 % (1) Portuguese, 50 % are indexed in the category of “Psychology, Multidisciplinary “ and the Latin American magazine with the Impact Factor (IF) 2010 Universitas Psychologica is higher (1.283), followed by Psicología: Reflexão e Crítica (1.124). Contradictorily, Latin American journal that has obtained the highest indexed IF fits the category of “Psychology, Clinical” and it is about International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (1.842). El objetivo de este estudio es mostrar el panorama actual de la visibilidad y popularidad de las revistas científicas de Psicología editadas en los países iberoamericanos, de acuerdo con la información del Journal Citation Reports (JCR) de 2010. En el estudio descriptivo realizado mediante análisis de documentos, se encontró que del total de las 18 revistas analizadas el 61.11 % (11) son españolas, el 33.33 % (6) latinoamericanas y el 5.55 % (1) portuguesas, y que el 50 % están indexadas en la categoría de “Psicología Multidisciplinar”. Por otra parte, la revista latinoamericana con el Factor de Impacto (FI) más elevado de 2010 es Universitas Psychologica (1.283), seguida de Psicología: Reflexão e Crítica (1.124). La revista iberoamericana que ha obtenido el mayor FI es el International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (1.842) que se encuentra indexada en la categoría de “Psicología Clínica”.
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