Analysis of the internationalization of the Revista Espanola de Documentacion Cientifica: 2010-2015 Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2019


  • 1


  • 42

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0210-0614

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1988-4621


  • Articles and Reviews (n=197) published in Revista Espanola de Documentacion Cientifica (REDC) over the six-year period 2010-2015 were analyzed. 25.9% of them are related to metric studies of information, a subject that has characterized the journal since its creation in 1977. The Library and Information Science (LIS) category of the Journal Citation Reports has been analyzed through direct citation analysis techniques and a structure of three major clusters has been found. Within this classification, the REDC fits into the bibliometric-Scientometric cluster The REDC maintains some inbred character, both in the references provided by the journal itself (5% of the total references) and in the self-citations received (39% of all citations), most of them referring to bibliometric studies, which is explained by its high specialization in this field. The standardized impact (INR, Standardized Impact to the Journal) for the different thematic areas published is not related to the productivity of each area, but it is the less represented areas that present the greatest impact. On the other hand, the articles published by foreign institutions with or without Spanish collaboration are 16% of the total, and come mainly from Latin America, specially Cuba and Colombia.


  • revista espanola de documentacion cientifica; redc; bibliometrics; scientific journals assessment; indicators of international activity