SPANISH PSYCHOLOGY JOURNALS: DEMOGRAPHY, EDITORIAL TENDENCIES AND IMPACT

Evaristo Jimenez CONTRERAS

Abstract


This report describes the situation concerning Spanish Psychology journals over recent years. Two
information sources were used: two national databases DICE and IN-RECS, which hold publishing
and bibliometric information on these journals. Using Scientific and scientific policies development in
Spain as the backdrop for this study, the following aspects in the development of this set of journals are
described:
1. Number of journals and papers in Psychology and national and
1. international trends in the last ten years
2. Languages used in these journals
3. Institutional and geographical origin
4. Accessing ways: pay, time embargo on open access, OA
5. How many use/practice peer reviewing
6. Journals reputation
7. National and international impact of Spanish Psychology Journals
8. Prices
Key words: psychology; scientific communication; journals; policy making; databases; language;
trends; open access; peer reviewing; evaluation; costs and cost analysis; Spain

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