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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología

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ZYCH, Izabela  and  BUELA-CASAL, Gualberto. The internationality index: Application to Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.41, n.3, pp.401-412. ISSN 0120-0534.

The present work is a proposal of application of the criteria of the Internationality Index to the scientific publications. The criteria were established by a broad sample of 16,056 of scientists from 109 countries (publication language, the online access, international standards of publication, inclusion in the JCR, inclusion in databases, the editorial board from different countries, free online access, the Impact Factor, the authors from different countries, affiliation to an "international" association, the word "international" in the journal's name). These are divided into subcriteria and the way of calculating the scores in each one of them is presented. The sum of all the points applied to a group of journals would enable their classification from the most international to the least international creating at the same time the Internationality Index. The present work is the first proposal on how to apply the Internationality Index to a single publication. The results of the paper show that, Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología is indeed a very international journal. Moreover, it is the most international journal of all the publications which have ever been analyzed.

Keywords : scientific journals; Internationality Index; science evaluation.

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