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Psicothema was founded in Asturias (northern Spain) in 1989, and is published jointly by the Psychology Faculty of the University of Oviedo and the Psychological Association of the Principality of Asturias (Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias).
We currently publish four issues per year, which accounts for some 100 articles annually. We admit work from both the basic and applied research fields, and from all areas of Psychology, all manuscripts being anonymously reviewed prior to publication.

PSICOTHEMA
  • Director: Laura E. Gómez Sánchez
  • Frequency:
         February | May | August | November
  • ISSN: 0214-9915
  • Digital Edition:: 1886-144X
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  • Address: Ildelfonso Sánchez del Río, 4, 1º B
    33001 Oviedo (Spain)
  • Phone: 985 285 778
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Los Emerging Sources Citation Index y la internacionalización de las revistas científicas españolas, con especial mención a las de Psicología

Rafael Ruiz-Pérez y Evaristo Jiménez-Contreras

Universidad de Granada

Antecedentes: España está entre los países que más revistas ha ingresado en Emerging Sources Citation Index, el nuevo producto de Web of Science. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar sus implicaciones y cuantificar sus efectos en los Factores de Impacto. Método: la presencia española se cuantificó utilizando los listados de Master Journal List, volcados a una hoja de cálculo para su tratamiento. Las implicaciones se observaron mediante análisis de los criterios de los “Journal Selection Process”. La repercusión en los impactos se analizó mediante estudio de caso de revistas españolas de Psicología incluidas en Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Resultados: hasta el año 2015 España significa el 1,13% de la Colección Central. Con las 568 revistas de Emerging ha incrementado su presencia hasta el 3,37%. Las áreas más beneficiadas son las Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades. Como efecto general, la citación en revistas de Psicología se ha incrementado un 13,18%. Conclusiones: la situación propiciada por Emerging mejorará de forma significativa a corto plazo el número y posición de revistas españolas con Factor de Impacto. De momento, las citas que emiten ya tienen una influencia significativa en el incremento de los impactos de las revistas españolas ya establecidas en los JCR.

The Emerging Sources Citation Index and the internationalization of Spanish scientific journals, with special reference to Psychology journals. Background: Spain is among the countries that have added more scientific journals into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new product from the Central Collection of Web of Science. The aim of this paper is to analyze the implications of this and quantify the effects on Impact Factors. Method: The Spanish presence was quantified using the Master Journal List, converted to a spreadsheet for data processing. The implications were determined by analyzing the criteria “Journal Selection Process”. The effect on impact factors was analyzed through a case study of Spanish JCR journals of Psychology. Results: Until 2015, Spain represented 1.13% of the Central Collection. With the 568 journals included in the ESCI, that presence has increased to 3.37%. The areas benefitting most were Social Sciences and Humanities. As a general effect, citation in Psychology journals has increased by an average of 13.18%. Conclusions: The situation fostered by the ESCI will significantly improve the number and position of Spanish journals with impact factors in the short and medium term. Currently, their citations have already significantly influenced an increase of the impact of Spanish journals included in the Journal Citation Reports.

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Impact factor 2021:   JCR (WOS): 4.104 (Q1)   |   SJR (Scopus) : 1.308 (Q1)    |  CiteScore 2020: 5,3