Title spanish political science in spain and abroad: top-ranked publications (1999-2014)
Authors Garcia Diez, Fatima, Myers-Gallardo, Alfonso, Plaza-Colodro, Carolina, TOMÉ ALONSO, BEATRIZ, TOMÉ ALONSO, BEATRIZ
External publication No
Means Eur. Polit. Sci.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.14100
SJR Impact 0.60500
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85011902984&doi=10.1057%2fs41304-016-0103-6&partnerID=40&md5=92eb70a293b6824930a53813dbaec41d
Publication date 01/03/2018
ISI 000429383500003
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85011902984
DOI 10.1057/s41304-016-0103-6
Abstract As other authors have said, analysing publications is a suitable method for illustrating the development of a discipline because publications are among the most important aspects of a branch of learning. To answer the two major questions posed in the introduction to this symposium - what is published? and who publishes? - we examine the evolution of Political Science in Spain, by focusing on the Political Science and International Relations articles published in top-ranked journals in Spain and at the European and international levels for the period 1999-2014. The relevance of this work is twofold. On the one hand, this symposium focuses on the evolution of the discipline in non-leading countries, providing new knowledge and data, as this has previously been neglected by discipline. On the other, our approach complements previous work that focused on other aspects of the field in Spain, such as institutionalisation and the status of women. In general, our data indicate that Spanish Political Science publications are concentrated at the country level, and there is low presence in European and international journals. Concerning the temporal patterns of publications, little change over time is observed at the national level but at the European and international levels a recent rising trajectory can be seen.
Keywords Political Science in Spain; Political Science; International Relations; top-ranked publications; academic journals; comparative politics; indicators of publications; methods
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