Clarivate Analytics and REDIB Launch Ibero-American Journal Rankings, Revealing the Most Impactful Journals in Ibero-America


New ranking shows growth of scientific research published in Spanish language

PHILADELPHIA, 16 May 2018—Today the Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico (REDIB) and data company Clarivate Analytics, launched the annual Ibero-American Journal Rankings. The aim of this new ranking is to raise the visibility of research from Ibero-America which covers the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in Latin America and those of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain, Portugal and Andorra.

The Ibero-American Journal Rankings are powered by Web of Science data and incorporate a novel ranking methodology, which not only focuses on the impact of the journals in the region, but also the impact of specific research papers published within REDIB journals.  

“The launch of this ranking represents major progress in REDIB’s mission to promote technological innovation in publishing-output tools for the Ibero-American region,” said Ramón B. Rodríguez, Scientific Director of REDIB. “New insights will make vital data visible to the decision-making process of funders, key opinion leaders and evaluators.

Top 10: Ibero-American Journal Rankings 2017

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Annette Thomas, CEO, Scientific & Academic Research division at Clarivate Analytics said:

“Clarivate Analytics is very proud to be collaborating with REDIB – our mission is to use data and analytics to ensure that scholarly research and academic journals are assessed in a robust, rigorous and transparent manner, that stands the test of time. Spanish is considered the second most visible language in research, so together we are boosting the profile and reputation of research from the Ibero-American region.”

The launch of the Ibero-American Journal Rankings is a direct output of the collaboration between the two organisations announced last year, to enrich the REDIB journal records indexed within Web of Science and to provide a journal ranking based on these data enhancements. The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), an index that forms part of the Web of Science, facilitated the creation of the Ibero-American Journal Rankings due to the inclusion of high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and incorporation of emerging research fields.

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About Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico (REDIB)

REDIB is a platform for the aggregation of scientific and academic content in electronic formats produced in the Ibero-American space, in Spanish, Portuguese, or any other language relevant to each academic community. It is a joint venture of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Universia. CSIC is the Spanish National Research Council, a government agency and the largest state institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Universia is the largest network of universities in Ibero-America. It comprises 1,341 universities in 20 countries, totaling 19.9 million students and teaching staff. The REDIB has a clear purpose: promoting technological innovation in publishing-output tools. This purpose, combined with the value coming from Web of Science Core Collection journal indexing and insights, reinforces the continued focus that Clarivate places on supporting researchers and the researcher ecosystem, from discovery through publishing.

About Web of Science

Web of Science is the world’s most trusted and largest publisher-neutral citation index, powering global discovery and citation analytics across the sciences, social sciences and art & humanities. With over 1.4 billion cited references going back to 1900 and millions of users per day – from leading government and academic institutions and research-intensive corporations – the Web of Science citation network serves as the foundation for the Journal Impact Factor, InCites and other powerful and trusted citation-impact measures. The Web of Science helps researchers, research institutions, publishers and funders discover and assess the citation impact of over a century of research publications found in the most prestigious books, conference proceedings and journals.

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