Mexican Scholarly Journals. An overview and foresight

Mexican Scholarly Journals. An overview and foresight

A number of Mexican scholarly journals registered in Latindex is analyzed in order to know their main features and lay out a prospective. A revision of editorial data and editorial quality indicators was made using the Directory and the Catalog respectively, as well as the ways in which online journ...

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Translated title: Revistas académicas mexicanas. Panorama y prospectiva
Journal Title: CIENCIA ergo-sum
First author: José Octavio Alonso-Gamboa
Other Authors: Felipe Rafael Reyna-Espinosa
Language: Undetermined
Get full text: https://cienciaergosum.uaemex.mx/article/view/7351
Resource type: Journal Article
Source: CIENCIA ergo-sum; Vol 22, No 3 (Year 2015).
Publisher: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - SinObraDerivada (by-nc-nd)
Categories: Social Sciences/Humanities --> Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Abstract: A number of Mexican scholarly journals registered in Latindex is analyzed in order to know their main features and lay out a prospective. A revision of editorial data and editorial quality indicators was made using the Directory and the Catalog respectively, as well as the ways in which online journals are accessed and distributed. Results highlight: a proliferation of periodicals; the role of higher education institutions as major publishers; preeminence of journals of Social Sciences and scientific dissemination; limited use of English language; good visibility in regional databases; adoption of quality criteria and a tendency to create more free and open- access online journals.
Translated abstract: Se analiza un conjunto de revistas académicas mexicanas registradas en Latindex con el objetivo de conocer sus características principales y plantear una prospectiva. Se revisan datos proporcionados por el Directorio, de calidad editorial, identificados en el Catálogo, así como las formas de acceso y distribución para las revistas en línea. Los principales resultados destacan una proliferación de revistas, el papel de las instituciones de educación superior como editoras, la preeminencia de revistas de ciencias sociales y de divulgación científica, limitado uso del inglés, buena visibilidad en bases de datos regionales, adopción de criterios de calidad y una tendencia creciente de revistas en línea, gratuitas y de acceso abierto.