Evolution of the visibility of scholarly monographs in the academic field

  1. José Antonio Cordón García 1
  2. Javier Félix Merchán Sánchez Jara 1
  3. Almudena Mangas Vega 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02f40zc51

El profesional de la información

ISSN: 1386-6710 1699-2407

Year of publication: 2019

Issue Title: Uso de información académica

Volume: 28

Issue: 4

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3145/EPI.2019.JUL.09 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

More publications in: El profesional de la información


Cited by

  • Scopus Cited by: 5 (24-11-2023)
  • Dialnet Métricas Cited by: 4 (26-11-2023)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 4 (14-10-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 2 (09-04-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2019
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.58
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 1.15
  • Article influence score: 0.09
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: COMMUNICATION Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 48/92 (Ranking edition: SSCI)
  • Area: INFORMATION SCIENCE & LIBRARY SCIENCE Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 44/87 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2019
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.48
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Cultural Studies Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 82/1228
  • Area: Information Systems Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 164/998
  • Area: Library and Information Sciences Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 69/267
  • Area: Communication Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 121/498

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2019
  • Journal Impact: 1.450
  • Field: COMUNICACIÓN Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 3/66
  • Field: DOCUMENTACIÓN Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 1/25


  • Social Sciences: A

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2019
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 2.1
  • Area: Library and Information Sciences Percentile: 76

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2019
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.96
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: INFORMATION SCIENCE & LIBRARY SCIENCE Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 40/164
  • Area: COMMUNICATION Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 65/206


(Data updated as of 09-04-2023)
  • Total citations: 2
  • Recent citations: 2
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 1.64


Scholarly monographs provide a good example to show the evolution of the impact that digital publishing has had over the last few decades in the transmission and communication of scientific information. On the one hand, in the area of Social Sciences and Humanities relevance in quantitative terms has been undermined, giving prominence to other document types such as research papers published in academic journals. Moreover, their visibility and accessibility have been conditioned by a number of factors that form an intrinsic part of the digital medium itself. Based on these two fundamental premises, this paper aims to analyze only the situation of scholarly monographs in institutional systems for research assessment and tenure, from the perspective of the various proposed requirements regarding accreditation for the different figures of university teaching staff and the request for Spanish recognition of six-year research periods.

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