The profile of Spanish journals in the field of communication (2007-2008)

David Fernández-Quijada

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    The evolution of parameters for scholarly publications and of academic requirements in Spain has resulted in changes to scholarly journals, among others, those in the field of communication sciences. This article characterizes the core Spanish communication journals according to variables such as the number of published articles, language, author institution and collaboration networks, and citation patterns during 2007-2008. By applying bibliometric techniques and social network analysis, a profile showing similarities and differences among the journals is obtained, as well as a profile of the overall system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)553-581
    JournalRevista Espanola de Documentacion Cientifica
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2010


    • Bibliometrics
    • Communication studies
    • Scholarly journals
    • Scholarly production
    • Social network analysis


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