UOC scholarly journals
Connecting knowledge openly
Keywords:scientific journals, prestige, quality indicators, DORA Declaration, impact, visibility, open access, transparency
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.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).