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Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología

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SALAS, Gonzalo et al. The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología: A Bibliometric Analysis. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.51, n.2, pp.206-218. ISSN 0120-0534.

The aim of this study was to conduct a bibliometric analysis of the Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología (RLP) journal in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary in order to discover its evolution as a journal and its scientific production. We extracted a dataset from the Web of Science's principal collection from 1975 to 2017. This contained a total sample of 2,163 scientific documents, which were processed using Excel and SciMat programmes. The bibliometric indicators used were H-Classics, TC2, identification of the most commonly cited authors and journals, and references. We used Lotka's Law to analyse research productivity. Results showed that the content included 48.6% scientific articles and 42.1% book reviews. Spain had the highest number of articles published. Burrhus Skinner, Rubén Ardila, Rogelio Díaz Guerrero, and Albert Bandura were the most commonly cited authors. Analyses revealed certain strengths of and challenges faced by the RLP. Future research should compare these results with journals from other countries.

Keywords : Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología; bibliometrics; H-Classics; SciMAT.

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