Evolution of the paradigms, methodologies and fields of communication in Revista Latina de Comunicación Social during the decade 2004-2013

Evolution of the paradigms, methodologies and fields of communication in Revista Latina de Comunicación Social during the decade 2004-2013

Introduction: Both scientific production in the field of communication in Spain and the scientific publishing environment have experienced considerable changes in recent years. Methodology: The objective of this research is to analyse through content analysis and bibliometric analysis the evolution...

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Journal Title: Revista Latina de Comunicación Social
Author: J Bermejo-Berros
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Language: English
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Resource type: Journal Article
Source: Revista Latina de Comunicación Social; No 69 (Year 2014).
Publisher: Universidad de La Laguna
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - SinObraDerivada (by-nc-nd)
Categories: Social Sciences/Humanities --> Communication
Abstract: Introduction: Both scientific production in the field of communication in Spain and the scientific publishing environment have experienced considerable changes in recent years. Methodology: The objective of this research is to analyse through content analysis and bibliometric analysis the evolution of a set of epistemological indicators found in 339 articles published by the RLCS in the period 2004-2013. The indicators include the paradigms, methods and research techniques used, the origin and affiliation of the authors and the fields of communication. Results and conclusions: The results show there has been a considerable change in the epistemological indicators analysed and elicit a reflection on communication research in Spain and in the Latin American cultural environment. That research is moving towards convergence with international standards in communication-focused scientific journals, in which a series of strengths and weaknesses is apparent in their current epistemological and methodological foundations.