Impact and Visibility of Norwegian, Finnish and Spanish Journals in the Fields of Humanities Articles uri icon

authors

  • SANZ CASADO, ELIAS
  • FILIPPO, DANIELA ALEJANDRA DE
  • ALEIXANDRE BENAVENT, RAFAEL
  • ROEGGEN, VIDAR
  • PÖLÖNEN, JANNE

publication date

  • October 2021

start page

  • 9031

end page

  • 9049

issue

  • 11

volume

  • 126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0138-9130

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1588-2861

abstract

  • This article analyses the impact and visibility of scholarly journals in the humanities that
    are publishing in the national languages in Finland, Norway and Spain. Three types of publishers
    are considered: commercial publishers, scholarly society as publisher, and research
    organizations as publishers. Indicators of visibility and impact were obtained from Web of
    Science, SCOPUS, Google Metrics, Scimago Journal Rank and Journal Citation Report.
    The findings compiled show that in Spain the categories 'History and Archaeology” and
    'Language and Literature” account for almost 70% of the journals analysed, while the
    other countries offer a more homogeneous distribution. In Finland, the scholarly society
    publisher is predominant, in Spain, research organization as publishers, mostly universities,
    have a greater weighting, while in Norway, the commercial publishers take centre
    stage. The results show that journals from Finland and Norway will have reduced possibilities
    in terms of impact and visibility, since the vernacular language appeals to a smaller
    readership. Conversely, the Spanish journals are more attractive for indexing in commercial
    databases. Distribution in open access ranges from 64 to 70% in Norwegian and Finish
    journals, and to 91% in Spanish journals. The existence of DOI range from 31 to 41%
    in Nordic journals to 60% in Spanish journals and has a more widespread bearing on the
    citations received in all three countries (journals with DOI and open access are cited more
    frequently).

keywords

  • humanities journals; journals evaluation; norway; finland; spain; visibility indicators; impact indicators