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Although the field of Communication Sciences has been slower to organize in Spain than in other European countries and the United States, in recent years it has shown a clear tendency to growth. One way to trace this process is by analyzing scientific production, and this paper focuses [...]

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The main aspects of how to create a CRIS (current research information system) are discussed. From several points of view, CRIS addresses the following: knowing an institution’s scientific impact; simplifying and improving institutional management; having a suitable tool for researchers [...]

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This contribution examines the visibility and accessibility of the doctoral dissertations in Library and Information Science in Spanish universities. The analysis shows the inadequacies of available resources that locate the theses in this discipline and calculate the percentage available [...]

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Visibility in the Web of Science databases differs between the hard sciences and the social sciences, and between scholarship in English and in other languages. Quantitative data for 2006 are offered for SCI, SSCI, and AHCI, along with the author’s observations. The Spanish Foundation [...]

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The evolution of the MIAR project (Matriu d’Informació per l’Avaluació de Revistes ) –Journal evaluation information matrix– is described. Originally MIAR  was designed to quantify the indexing of humanities and social sciences journals in bibliographic data bases. Given [...]

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Scientific publishing is a substantial component in the activities of any university, channeling much of the research that occurs there. This productivity is significant from both the quantitative and qualitative viewpoints, although scarcely considered in the accreditation systems. [...]

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Robots.txt and sitemaps files are the main methods to regulate search engine crawler access to its content. This article explain the importance of such files and analyze robots.txt and sitemaps from more than 4,000 web sites belonging to spanish public administration to determine [...]

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The field of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (PASS) in Spain requires activities that contribute to the improvement of its journals quality. Thus, journals may become efficient ways of diffusion and communication of scientific knowledge developed by their researchers. The present [...]

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Publication of scientific journals is governed by a management model that controls multiple processes and roles, and affects the quality of the published contents. The advantages of software packages specifically designed for journal management and publishing are described, analysing [...]

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We discuss the popularity of Cuba’s MES (Ministry of Higher Education) centres, as well as their interconnectedness and visibility on the world wide web. The role of links in the positioning and visibility of these sites was studied because web browsers use link analysis (or hypertext [...]