Comparación de indicadores bibliométricos en las revistas de geografía indizadas en Web of Science

Salvador Oliván, José Antonio and Escolano Utrilla, Severino Comparación de indicadores bibliométricos en las revistas de geografía indizadas en Web of Science. Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, 2018, vol. 76, pp. 131-152. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The quality of scientific journals, required for various purposes, is usually estimated by bibliometric indicators. This study investigates the behavior of these indicators related to journals classified as Geography and Physical Geography in Web of Science (year 2015). Results show that the impact of Physical Geography journals is greater than the Geography journals. In addition, there is an important degree of correlation and concordance in the classification in quartiles: same journals are in the top of the ranking in both categories. In order to improve the process of assessment of Geography journals by the scientific community, we propose the use of supplementary indicators to provide a complete perspective.

Spanish abstract

La estimación de la calidad de las revistas científicas, necesaria para diversos propósitos, se realiza habitualmente a través de indicadores bibliométricos. En este trabajo se estudia el comportamiento de estos indicadores para las revistas de las categorías Geografía y Geografía Física de Web of Science en 2015. Los resultados muestran que las revistas de Geografía Física tienen mayor impacto que las de Geografía y que los indicadores presentan un alto grado de correlación y de concordancia en la clasificación de las revistas en cuartiles, siendo ocupados los primeros lugares por las mismas revistas. Para evaluar la influencia de las revistas de Geografía en la comunidad científica, es recomendable utilizar indicadores complementarios a los habituales que permitan obtener una visión más completa de su impacto.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: bibliometric indicators, geography journals, impact factors, concordance indices, correlation coeficients, indicadores bibliométricos, revistas de geografía, factores de impacto, índices de concordancia, coeficientes de correlación
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Jose Antonio Salvador-Oliván
Date deposited: 20 Apr 2018 08:20
Last modified: 20 Apr 2018 08:20


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