EC3metrics (2014). Course "Cómo preparar con éxito la solicitud de sexenios de investigación CNEAI: principios e indicadores". Comillas Pontifical University. Delivered by Daniel Torres Salinas and Álvaro Cabezas Clavijo.

Access from the intranet


Cabezas-Clavijo, Á. y Torres-Salinas, D. (2014). Los sexenios de investigación. Barcelona: Editorial UOC.

Journals with a relative quality score (ICR)

Consult the journals' impact index, position, and quartile in the ranking for its specialty. Journals are sorted from greatest to lowest impact factor, and are divided into 4 quartiles (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4)

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)

Potential Impact Factor of Spanish Medical Journals

Google Scholar Metrics (GSM) Journal Scholar Metrics Art, Humanities, and Social Science

Google Scholar Metrics of Spanish scientific journals (2012-2016)

Journals without a relative quality score

Citations received


Web of Science Core Collection: (Cited Reference Searching) Science Citation Index (1900- ); Social Sciences Citation Index (1956- ); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975- )

Scopus  Google Scholar Microsoft Academic Search 

International profile of journals

RESH  ERIH PLUS  MIAR  Indexing in international databases: Dialnet WoS Scopus ; presence in catalogs


National Committee for Evaluating Research Activity (CNEAI)

This evaluates the research activity of university academic staff and the personnel of the Spanish National Research Council's academic scales, with the aim of a productivity bonus being recognized for them (six year research cycle).

National Quality and Accreditation Agency (ANECA)

A state organization with the aim of contributing to improving the quality of the higher education system through the evaluation, certification, and accreditation of courses, academic staff, and institutions.


InCites - Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Aggregates the meaningful connections of citations created by the research community through the delivery of a rich array of publisher-independent data, metrics and analysis of the world’s most impactful journals included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

Access online from 1997. Access

  • Journal Impact Factor (JIF) - Guide

    Is a ratio which divides a journal’s received citations by a count of its published articles.

    • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) - Guide
  • A category-normalized metric calculated for all journals in the Web of Science Core Collection, including the Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and Emerging Sources Citation Index • Another impact metric, complementing the Journal Impact Factor, that helps you assess journal performance with added context.

Other factors

  • SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)

    Developed by the SCImago group using data from Scopus. This includes a series of academic indicators for journals and countries.

    • SJR: the subject, quality, and reputation of the publication have a direct impact on the value of the citation
    • h-index
    • Quartile
  • Scopus Journal Analyzer: desde Scopus.

    It has two metrical indices: SJR and SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper): this measures the contextual impact of citations weighting them in accordance with the total number of citations in a given subject area. Useful for research areas with a lower probability of citations

  • INRECH : Spanish Journals Impact Factor in Humanities (2004-2008)
  • INRECS: Spanish Journals Impact Factor in Social Sciences (1996-2011)
  • INRECJ: Spanish Journals Impact Factor in Legal Science (1996-2011)
  • Potential Impact Factor of Spanish Medical Journals

    Prepared by the López Piñero History of Science and Documentation Institute. Its main aim is to identify the national and international IF of Spanish biomedical journals.

  • Citations in Economics (CitEC)

    Analysis of citations of documents included in Repec. It includes a ranking with the IF of journals and working documents.

  • Google Scholar Metrics (GSM)

    This provides an impact index for academic journals, measured according on their h-index, making it possible to consult the hundred most cited journals in the world by language of publication. Spanish journals are ordered according to the h-index calculated between the years 2007-2011. The most cited articles from each particular journal can also be seen. Journals published in English allow consultations by areas and disciplines.

  • Journal Scholar Metrics: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

    Bibliometric tool that seeks to measure the performance of Art, Humanities, and Social Science journals by counting the number of bibliographic citations their articles have received according to Google Scholar.
    GSM mainly covers scientific journals (~95% of the sources). The rest of the sources are conference proceedings (mostly from Computer Science and Engineering), and collections in repositories (i.e. arXiv, SSRN). Only journals, conference proceedings, or repository collections which have published at least 100 papers in the last five complete years and received at least one citation are included in this product.
    There are two bibliometric indicators computed for every journal: the H5-index (h-index computed from the citations to documents published in the last five years) and the H5-median (median of the citation counts in the documents that contribute to the H5-index).

  • Índice H de las revistas científicas españolas según Google Scholar Metrics (2011-2015)

    A ranking carried out by the EC3 Group to overcome the limitations of GSM. It organizes the Spanish journals that appear in GSM by academic field and discipline and orders them by the h-index. Its aim is to test Google Scholar Metrics' breadth of coverage of Spanish academic journals.

Research Support

Comillas Library offers a Service to support teaching and research staff in their activities. personalized help , video tutorials, Guides and Workshops.

The research support services will be attended through Servicio de Atención al Usuario de Biblioteca – Apoyo a la investigación (CAU)

Producing academic works

Publication and dissemination of Academic Work

Evaluation research

    Main Resources  
    wos JCR
    Scopus SJR

Orientaciones de la Biblioteca

La Biblioteca recomienda seguir la normativa que se utiliza el catálogo de la biblioteca

Consultar Perfil de los investigadores e investigadoras de la Universidad y al catálogo de su producción científica.  En construcción

En ella se respeta la decisión del propio autor:

  • De reflejar los dos apellidos, como es común en España:

    Se indican ambos apellidos seguidos de una coma y el nombre completo del autor más preposiciones que acompañen al primer apellido, o preposiciones y artículos.

    Ej. Apellido Apellido, Nombre1 Nombre2
    Martínez Martínez, Julio Luis


  • un solo apellido o por algún nombre con inicial
    ejemplo: Ramírez, Pedro J.

En el catálogo de autoridades de la biblioteca están reflejados todas las variantes de los nombres de autor recogidas en las distintas bases de datos, perfiles e identificadores.

Recomendaciones de la FECYT

Índices de citas

Los índices de citas recopilan información sobre las citas bibliográficas que se realizan en los artículos académicos. Ello hace posible saber las citas recibidas por un autor o por un trabajo concreto.

Una de las medidas de calidad que se tiene en cuenta para evaluar la actividad de los investigadores es la cantidad de citas que recibe un artículo o un trabajo.

  • Cómo buscar por referencia citada en Web of Science -Tutorial
  • Cómo buscar por referencia citada en Scopus - Tutorial

Más información consultar: Indices de citas

Índice H

Índice formulado por J. Hirsch en 2005. Sistema de medición de la calidad profesional de los científicos. Mide las publicaciones de un investigador individual.

Se calcula midiendo la distribución de las citas que han recibido los trabajos científicos de un investigador.

Un científico tiene índice h si el h de sus trabajos recibe al menos h citas cada uno.

Entre los recursos que ofrecen el índice h destacamos:

Author profiles

It is recommended to choose a signature form that clearly distinguishes us from other researchers.

A standardized signature facilitates the recognition of authorship, avoiding name confusion in publications, databases and research and academic platforms.

Always include the Institutional Affiliation:
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Recommendations for author signatures on scientific publications 

Author Identifiers and Profiles

Author identifiers are meant to help with author name disambiguation. In order to measure your impact as an author, you want to be sure you get credit for all your research output. Publishing under variations of your name, having a common name, changing your name, changing institutions - all of these can lead to your work being incorrectly associated with another author, or you can end up with several author profiles.

ORCID: Open Research & Contributor ID

An international and interdisciplinary organization. This provides researchers with a register to obtain a unique and permanent identifier that distinguishes them from any others. It enables the attribution of academic works.




Use Publons to track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-maintain profile. • All your publications, instantly imported from Web of Science, ORCID, or your bibliographic reference manager (e.g. EndNote or Mendeley). • Trusted citation metrics, automatically imported from the Web of Science Core Collection. • Correct author attribution, with your unique ResearcherID automatically added to the publications you claim in Web of Science collections.


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Scopus Author ID

Scopus automatically generates an author identifier for authors in the Scopus database and attempts to disambiguate authors and build an author profile. Citation metrics are included with each author profile. You cannot edit your author profile yourself, but you can request corrections if publications are incorrectly assigned (or missing from) your profile or you find other errors.



Google Scholar Citations

Set up an author profile in Google Scholar Citations and you can view citation metrics for your publications and get an email alert every time one of your publications is cited.


Dialnet ID

Dialnet authors have a unique identifier (Dialnet author ID) and an author´s page where all their information is collected: Affiliation, Areas of knowledge, Author's websites, Publication period collected,  Academic tree, Cloud of co-authorships.

More information

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You can request to the Library the unification of your signature or the way your name is indexed in the databases Centro de Atención a usuarios de Biblioteca (CAU).

  • ScopusID 
  • Author search - Web of Science. Tutorial
  • Dialnet ID

Library Recommendations

The purpose of these recommendations are:

  • to encourage authors to use a unique signature
  • to promote the correct identification of authors’ affiliations
  • to ensure satisfactory visibility of authors in publication databases, repositories, web searches, etc.

The library criteria is to recommend using the the rules of the library catalog.

Available at:

See also,Comillas Authors records teaching and research staff (PDI)at:

Available at:

Once staff have decided on a signature, they should not change it unless iti is absolutely necessary. The same format should be used for national and international publications.

  • Signing with both surnames (surname of the father and mothers next), common in Spain and in Hispano American countries.

    Eg. Last name1 , last name2, first name1 first name
    Martínez Martínez, Julio Luis


  • Signing with a unique last name and first name with initials l
    e.g.: Ramírez, Pedro J.

in the library Authorities catalog we can find the different variants of the author’s name,collected in the different databases, authors profiles, and identificators.

FECYT Recommendations

  • IraLis (International Registry for Authors Links to Identify Scientists)

    Standardized signature system for scientific authors. Helps authors to compile bibliographies

    • Creating an entry
    • Raising awareness of the importance of having a unique signature
    • Creating a simple signature format that can be integrated in the sources of information of the English-speaking world.

Un artículo científico

Composición del comité científico encargado de la revisión de las colaboraciones, y los evaluadores externos.

El proceso de "peer review" (revisión por pares) para el control de calidad de un artículo.

  • Realizar una búsqueda por palabras-clave (keywords) en bases de datos multidisciplinares de prestigio (Web of Science y Scopus) y bases de datos especializadas en nuestra materia.

  • Localizar la revista más adecuada para publicar a través de recursos ofrecidos por editoriales:
    • Journal Guide: Herramienta gratuita, creada por un grupo de desarrolladores de software, permite introducir un título, un resumen o palabras clave y filtrar por un rango de impacto, un límite de años, modelo de acceso abierto, con SNIP, y verificar su reputación.
    • Springer Nature Journal Suggester: Se restringe al grupo de revistas de la editorial Springer. Utiliza tecnología semántica. Pegando en el cuadro el resumen, o una descripción del artículo, o una muestra del texto, ofrecerá una lista de revistas relevantes. Permite refinar resultados marcando si se quieren revistas con FI y/o revistas de acceso abierto
    • Elsevier Journal Finder: Se restringe al grupo de revistas de la editorial Elsevier. Utiliza tecnología de búsqueda inteligente. Y vocabularios específicos de los campos de investigación. Hay que introducir el título y el resumen de la investigación. Permite refinar por campos específicos de la investigación y limitar si se desea a revistas de acceso abierto o con secciones de acceso abierto.
    • Manuscrit matcher Web of Science: Encuentre revistas en las que es más probable que su investigación sea aceptada en base a un análisis de decenas de millones de conexiones de citas en Web of Science Core Collection
  • Índices de impacto
  • Calidad de revistas científicas
  • Presencia en bases de datos
  • Publicar en acceso abierto
  • Revistas Depredadoras:
    Se caracteriza exclusivamente por publicar artículos sin llevar a cabo procesos reales de selección y evaluación de los trabajos que publica. El objetivo de estas publicaciones no es promover o difundir la ciencia, no están comprometidas con el progreso del conocimiento, sino explotar el pago por publicación. Características principales:
    • dudoso proceso editorial y sin revisión por pares
    • tiempos de publicación muy cortos
    • gran cantidad de artículos anuales
    • pago de tasas por parte del autor
    • a menudo usan títulos con términos parecidos a los de revistas prestigiosas
    Comprobar : "Beall's List of potential predatory journals & publishers realizada desde 2008 por Jeffrey Beall, bibliotecario de la Universidad de Colorado.
    Codina, L. (2019). Nunca publique aquí: revistas depredadoras y cómo identificarlas. Accesible en

Una monografía

Libros y capítulos de libros, se valorará que estén publicados en editoriales de reconocido prestigio, así como la colección en la que aparezca la obra, y el proceso de selección de originales

Para seleccionar una editorial y solicitar la publicación de un trabajo de investigación, conviene informarse sobre las editoriales de prestigio, los mejores editores, y el proceso de selección. Existen unos sistemas y herramientas para la valoración del prestigio editorial:


  • MIAR (Matriu d'Inforemació per a l'avaluació de Revistes)

    Búsca cualquier ISSN el sistema localizará en qué bases de datos de las contempladas en la matriz está indizada la revista, esté recogida o no en MIAR, y calculará su ICDS.

    Además ofrece información de la presencia de la revista en repertorios de evaluación: el Sello de Calidad FECYT, Scimago Journal Rank, CARHUS+ o CIRC, así como la política de acceso abierto recogida en el color ROMEO.

  • Clasificación CIRC (Clasificación Integrada de Revistas Científicas)

    Objetivo: es la construcción de una clasificación de revistas científicas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas en función de su calidad integrando los productos de evaluación existentes considerados positivamente por las diferentes agencias de evaluación nacionales como CNEAI, ANECA.

  • CARHUS Plus +

    Desarrollado por AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d'Ajusts i de Recerca).
    Listado de revistas científicas de calidad de ciencias sociales y humanidades con visibilidad local, nacional e internacional.Clasificadas en 4 categorías

  • DICE: Difusión de la Calidad Editorial de las Revistas Españolas de Humanidades Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas

    Creada por el Grupo de Investigación Evaluación de Publicaciones Científicas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanas y el IEDCYT (CSIC). ANECA utiliza esta base de datos como referencia de calidad de las publicaciones españolas, en sus procesos de evaluación de profesorado.

    Los indicadores son los siguientes: evaluadores externos, Bases de datos, valoración de la difusión, apertura exterior de los autores, internalización de las contribuciones, número de criterios Latindex, Categoría ANEP, Categoría ERIH

  • RESH (Revistas Españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades) (2005-2009)

    Sistema de información que integra indicadores de calidad para las revistas científicas españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades. Ha sido desarrollado en el marco del proyecto Valoración integrada de las revistas españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas.

    Dirigido fundamentalmente a editores de revistas, investigadores, bibliotecarios y evaluadores de la actividad científica en estas áreas.

    Los indicadores que ofrece e integra esta plataforma son, por una parte, Criterios de calidad: CNEAI, ANECA y Latindex tienen en cuenta en sus respectivos sistemas de evaluación; difusión; opinión de expertos; impacto

  • Listado de revistas con Sello de Calidad FECYT
  • Reti: Portal sobre Indicadores de calidad de las revistas de traducción e interpretación

    proyecto del Departamento de Traducción e Interpretación y el personal de la Biblioteca de Humanidades de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, recoge la lista de revistas científicas en el área del conocimiento de Traducción e Interpretación con los indicadores de calidad de los diferentes recursos evaluados por los organismos de acreditación: AQU, ANECA y CNEAI. Además, incluye enlaces a varios catálogos bibliográficos, requisitos para la publicación de artículos de acuerdo con el editor y los permisos para el auto-archivo en un repositorio institucional y científico.



    Los títulos incluidos en el Catálogo han sido seleccionados y clasificados por cada país socio, según criterios internacionales de calidad editorial previamente probados y convenidos por el Sistema Latindex.

  • ERIH PLUS: European Reference Index for the Humanities

    Proyecto impulsado por la European Science Foundation. Listado de revistas de de calidad en 14 especialidades dentro del ámbito de las humanidades.

    Objetivo aumentar la visibilidad de las revistas europeas punteras en humanidades

  • Ranking de revistas REDIB

    incluyen aquellas revistas indexadas simultáneamente en REDIB y en los diferentes índices de la Web of Science Core Collection: Science CItation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities CItation Index (A&HCI) y Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). El periodo de cobertura utilizado para medir las variables que conforman el ranking es el año al que corresponde la edición y los cinco anteriores, es decir, seis años completos. El objetivo es proporcionar una información lo más completa posible de la influencia y el impacto de las revistas que cumplan las condiciones de indexación antes descritas.


Observatorio IUNE – Actividad Investigadora en la Universidad Española

A group of researchers from the universities that comprise the “Alianza 4U”: Madrid Carlos III University, Autonomous University of Madrid, Autonomous University of Barcelona, and the Pompeu Fabra University. It provides up-to date and reliable information on different aspects of the research activity of Spanish universities. It prepares a range of R&D&I variables and indicators that make it possible to determine the activity of public and private universities, academic staff, research activity, innovation, competitive capacity, and researcher training activity. It enables the preparation of university profiles based on their academic activity


U-Ranking de Universidades Españolas

The overall results are presented in two different formats: • U-Ranking, which classifies universities according to their performance correcting for the effect of their size in order to make them comparable • U-Ranking Volume, which classifies universities according to their total volume of results and taking into account the three main missions of Spanish universities:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Innovation and Technological Development


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Incites Essential Science Indicators (ESI) - Clarivate Analytics

A global compilation on scientific performance and data about trends in science derived from the Web of Science Core Collection. It evaluates the research performance of institutions, countries, researchers, and journals


Scimago Institution Ranking

This project developed by SRG (SCImago Research Group) is a platform for academic evaluation platform and creating rankings to analyze the academic output of universities and academic institutions. Its aim is to design analysis tools to help institutions to monitor and evaluate their academic production and take decisions to increase their academic output and finance projects .


Shanghái Ranking- Academic Ranking of World Universities

Compiled by a group of specialists in bibliometrics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. It uses six objective indicators to classify universities from around the world. These indicators are: the number of alumni and lecturers who have won Nobel prizes and Fields medals; the number of highly-cited researchers; the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science; the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index - Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); and the performance per capita in relation with the size of the institution. The ARWU classifies over 1,200 universities per year and the 500 best are published on-line



It compares the performances of higher education institutions – in short: universities – in the five dimensions of university activity: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research, (3) knowledge transfer, (4) international orientation and (5) regional engagement. The U-Multirank web tool enables comparisons at the level of the university as a whole and at the level of specific study programmes. Based on empirical data, U-Multirank compares institutions with similar institutional profiles (‘like-with-like’) and allows users to develop their own personalised rankings by selecting indicators in terms of their own preferences.


CWTS Leiden Ranking

Stands for a multidimensional perspective on university performance. taken into account. Compared with other university rankings, it offers more advanced indicators of scientific impact and collaboration. The underlying bibliometric methodology is richly documented. The Leiden Ranking provides information exclusively about the research done at universities. Because universities are complex institutions that have a variety of forms, contexts and missions, their performance cannot be represented by a single number. The Leiden Ranking consistently presents different indicators for you to explore the performance of universities from different angles. .


Ranking Web de Universidades (CSIC)

Since 2004, the Ranking Web (or Webometrics Ranking) is published twice a year (data is collected during the first weeks of January and July for being public at the end of both months), covering more than 27,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide. We intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities

Worldwide ranking of the most cited scientific researchers according to their Google Scholar Citations profiles.

Ranking of scientists in Spanish Institutions (Spain) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles

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  • SPI (Scholarly Publishers Indicators)

    A project by the Spanish National Research Council's (CSIC) ILÍA Group.

    An information system that offers indicators and tools relating to academic publishers or publishers of interest for research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. The results are intended to provide an objective answer, or help to provide an objective answer, to the “prestige of the publisher” indicator used by evaluation agencies.

    There is a general ranking and a ranking by disciplines

  • List of Publishers - (Book Citation Index- Clarivate Analytics)

    The list of academic publishers that Thomson Reuters selects for the Book Citation Index.

  • Bipublishers: Bibliometric Indicators for Publishers

    Prepared by EC3Metrics, this provides indicators for analyzing research in monographs and academic publishers included in the Book Citation Index. Study and analysis of citation patterns in books and book chapters from academic publishers. It provides indicators for publishers in 4 large fields and 38 disciplines. It provides the following bibliometric indicators:

    • Number of books published
    • Number of chapters published
    • Total number of citations
    • Normalized number of citations according to the “Crown Indicator”
    • Index of activity: distribution of books in a particular field
  • Publishers Scholar Metrics

    A bibliometric index created by the EC3 research group (Evaluation of Science and Scientific Communication)

    This aims to measure the impact of the publishers of academic monographs by counting the citations of books published by academic staff and researchers from Spanish public universities indexed in Google Scholar up to 2012 in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

    This project started out with the aim of satisfying and responding to the demand by the agencies that evaluate academic activity (CNEAI, ANEP, ANECA) to evaluate the performance of publishers and the books they publish.

    These agencies regard the following as preferential criteria: the number and quality of citations received; the prestige of the publisher; the editors; the collection in which it is published; reviews in specialist academic journals; translations; inclusion in bibliographies.

    This tool provides a response to the first two variables: the number and quality of the citations.

  • Academic Publishing Quality (CEA-APQ) Series Seal

    29 series have obtained the Seal of quality. Eight of them have also achieved special mentions of internationality.

    The seal is promoted by the Spanish Union of Academic Publishers (UNE) and endorsed by the National Quality and Accreditation Agency (ANECA) and the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT).


  • MIAR (Matriu d'Inforemació per a l'avaluació de Revistes)

    A search for any ISSN in the system will find amongst the databases included in the matrix in which the journal is indexed, whether it is included in MIAR or not, and will calculate its ICDS (Composite Secondary Dissemination Index).

    It also provides information about the journal's presence in evaluation registers: the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT) seal of quality, Scimago Journal Rank, CARHUS+, and CIRC, as well as the open access policy reflected by the ROMEO color.

  • CIRC Classification (Integrated Classification of Scientific Journals)

    Objective: the creation of a classification of academic journals in the social sciences and humanities according to their quality, integrating the results of existing positive evaluations by the different national evaluation agencies such as CNEAI and ANECA.

  • CARHUS Plus +

    Developed by AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d'Ajusts i de Recerca - Agency for Managing Meetings and Research).

    A list of quality academic journals in the social sciences and humanities with local, national, and international visibility. Sorted into 4 categories

  • DICE: Dissemination of Editorial Quality of Spanish Journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law

    Created by the Grupo de Investigación Evaluación de Publicaciones Científicas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanas and the IEDCYT (CSIC). ANECA uses this database as a quality reference for Spanish publications in its academic staff evaluation processes.

    The indicators are as follows: external evaluators; databases; evaluation of dissemination; external profile of the authors; insourcing of the contributions; number of Latindex criteria; ANEP category; ERIH category

  • RESH (Spanish Social Science and Humanities Journals) (2005-2009)

    An information system that integrates quality indicators for Spanish academic journals in the social sciences and humanities. It has been developed within the framework of the Integrated Evaluation of Spanish Social Science and Humanities Journals project.

    It is primarily intended for editors of journals, researchers, librarians, and evaluators of academic activity in Spain.

    The indicators that this platform offers and integrates are, in part, quality criteria: CNEAI, ANECA, and Latindex take dissemination, expert opinions, and impact into account in their evaluation systems.

  • List of journals wih FECYT Quality Seal
  • Reti: Portal sobre Indicadores de calidad de las revistas de traducción e interpretación
    On these pages you will find a list of academic journals in this area of knowledge with the quality indicators of the different resources evaluated by the accrediting bodies: AQU, ANECA and CNEAI. We have added more information, including links to various bibliographic catalogues, the requirements for the publication of articles according to the publisher and the permissions for self-archiving.



    The titles included in this catalog have been selected and classified by each partner country according to international criteria of editorial quality previously tested and agreed by the Sistema Latindex.

  • ERIH PLUS: European Reference Index for the Humanities

    A project promoted by the European Science Foundation. A list of quality journals in 14 specialties within the scope of the humanities.

    Its aim is to increase the visibility of the leading European journals in the humanities.

  • RECIB Ranking

    REDIB journals also indexed in WoS Core Collection, we will extract citation metrics over a rolling six-year period of time (each iteration analyzing citations from the latest full year to the previous five years) For all overlap journals, we would include citation counts and links with journals in the other segments of the WoS Core collection (Science Citation Index-Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Emerging Sources Citation Index) to create the most complete picture of journal influence and impact possible.

Conference proceedings


    A successful academic social network, with 14 million users.

    It aims to put researchers in touch with others who have the same interests, grouping them by body, department, and subjects of interest. It also provides access to full texts, specialist mailing lists, and job offers.

    Researchers can create a web page about their research, upload work, find colleagues and acquaintances through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Gmail, and follow the work of other researchers.

    They can set up alerts for news about their subject or journals of interest.

  • ResearchGate

    A social network for researchers, it allows the creation of a profile and access to interest groups, forums, related literature.

    It has a semantic search engine for academic journal articles - over 35 million entries, it navigates through internal and external research resources in the main databases (PubMed, CiteSeer, arWiv)

    Over 5 million members (including 30 Nobel laureates), 190 countries.

  • Kudos

    A toolkit for helping to use those kinds of sites more effectively to maximize visibility of research work. Explain your work in plain language - this will make it easier for potential readers to find and understand it.

    Use your custom Kudos link to share your work – via email, social media, academic networks or elsewhere - to let people know you have published. Kudos brings together a “basket of metrics” including citations, downloads and Altmetrics (tracking discussion of your work in a range of places including press coverage, social media and government policy.)

A new metric based on Web 2.0 measuring the impact of an article using different indicators such as downloads, citations in Wikipedia, tweets, retweets, people saving the article in a citation manager.
Altmetrics. (2016, May 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:46, May 25, 2016, from

The terms "altmetrics" (alternative metrics) and "article level metrics" have been used to describe approaches to measure the impact of scholarship by using new social media tools such as bookmarks, links, blog postings, inclusion in citation management tools and tweets to gauge the importance of scholarly output.

Proponents of altmetrics believe that using altmetrics will help measure the impact of an article in a more comperhensive and objective way thaa was done perviously with journal metrics databases like Journal Citation Reports. However, there are limits to this approach and caution should be used to not rely on any one particular measure in evaluting the importance of scholarship. (2016). Altmetrics / Other Metrics - Citation Analysis - Research Guides at Harvard Library. [online] Available at: [Accessed 25 May 2016].

Altmetrics guide. Library University of Seville

  • Almetric ORCID profile

    The score donut visualisation tells you at a glance how much attention has been paid to an article, as well as which sources the mentions have come from.

  • ImpactStory

    Aggregator of impact data for sources such as Mendeley, Wikipedia, Delicious, Facebook, Google+, Twitter

  • ReaderMeter

    This uses Mendeley data to analyze the impact of publications by a particular author.

  • PaperCritic

    This enables researchers to monitor the comments and criticisms made on their academic works. It also enables anyone to review works in an open and transparent setting.

Databases that compile information about the bibliographic citations made in academic articles.

It makes it possible to know the number of citations received by an author or a specific piece of work.

  • Web of Science Core collection

    The first three citation indexes contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching.

    Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded) -- 1900-present
    Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) -- 1900-present
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) -- 1975-present
    Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) -- 2015-present

For journals

  • MIAR (Matriu d'Inforemació per a l'avaluació de Revistes)

    A search for any ISSN in the system will find amongst the databases included in the matrix in which the journal is indexed, whether it is included in MIAR or not, and will calculate its ICDS (Composite Secondary Dissemination Index).

    It also provides information about the journal's presence in evaluation registers: the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT) seal of quality, Scimago Journal Rank, CARHUS+, and CIRC, as well as the open access policy reflected by the ROMEO color.

  • DICE

    This includes information about the databases in which each journal is indexed.

  • Resh

    This has one section: dissemination linked to the name of the specific databases that contain that publication, as well as with the information from the database, such as the producer, its thematic and temporal coverage, and the applicable publication selection criteria.

  • Access to journals indexed by Elsevier for Scopus and Thomson Reuters for WoS

For monographs / books

  • Rebiun

    Joint catalog of the network of university libraries

  • WorldCat

    The largest catalog in the world. This stores data, records, and entries for more than 71,000 public and private libraries around the world.

  • Book Publishers Library Metrics

    A bibliometric index that aims to measure the dissemination and visibility of publishers of academic books in the fields of the humanities and social sciences by counting the books included in the catalogs of the Spanish university and academic libraries that make up the REBIUN catalog.