Tuesday, September 23, 2008

N - Latin American journals get boost

The number of Latin American and Caribbean journals indexed in the Web of Science has doubled to 159 after Thomson Reuters changed their selection criteria to get the most influential regionally important journals in the index. Abel Packer, at the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, said, “This notable increase . . . matches up the efforts and advocacy that [the centre] has made in the last decades to enhance visibility and accessibility of the scientific production published in . . . the region. The increase helps correcting the biases of the international indexes when indexing quality journals in this region.” (http://espacio.bvsalud.org/boletim.php?articleId=07103101200828)
Thanks to Elise Langdon-Neuner

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