UOC scholarly journals
Connecting knowledge openly
Inspired by the DORA Declaration's recommendations regarding the transparency and contextualization of research output's impact data, we have created a poster displaying the complete set of data and indicators for all academic journals published, coedited or sponsored by the UOC. This visual representation is also intended as a way of presenting evidence of scholarly journals' capacity to create and build an international knowledge network. In the process, this helps to publicise and position the prestige of universities and their academic staff and quality values within the framework of scholarly communication.
The figures are grouped into four categories:
- The first data group provides a description of the academic staff network involved in the journals' publication (authors, reviewers and members of the editorial boards). The figures show the number of people for each type of academic post and staff distribution by gender and by country.
- The second group is a geomap that combines data from two different dimensions: number of site visits per country and number of academic staff members per country.
- The third group of data shows the academic impact figures. They are basically the total number of citations reported in Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar, and the main indexing achievements.
- The fourth group provides information on the journals' general engagement capacity based on data gathered from social media networks and web traffic.
In summary, the aim of this type of information graphic is to demonstrate scholarly journals' capacity to boost prestige, knowledge and research dissemination within a quality-controlled framework.
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