Science has advocated open access for a long time, given that research results must be public and accessible to all of society. Under this premise, in 2003 the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) initiative was launched, an index that contains open access journals from all disciplines, languages, and countries. DOAJ concentrates those titles committed to open access, its mission being to:
increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage, and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography, or language.
For this reason, all publishers oriented to open access aspire to see their journals in DOAJ. Such is the case of ColNes Publishing, from where we announce that the Iberoamerican Journal of Science Measurement and Communication (IJSMC) was recently accepted for inclusion by the DOAJ team, being its contents currently accessible on their platform.
The IJSMC is a journal launched in 2020, with an orientation to studies on measurement and communication of science. The journal has a strong emphasis on the Ibero-American context; although it is not only limited to this region. This makes it considered, up to now, a unique journal of its kind in which papers are published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Despite its short publication history, it has been indexed in databases and directories, both multidisciplinary and specialized, that provide visibility to its contents, such as CrossRef, Ulrich’s WEB™, Google Scholar, BRAPCI, Dialnet, ExLibris Primo, ExLibris Summon, Publons, WorldCat, Dimensions, CNKI, and J-Gate, just to mention a few. The journal is accessible in the catalogs of important university libraries, such as those of the Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain), National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico), Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), Universitat Jaume I (Spain), and many others.
The IJSMC is open to the submission of articles and also to the special issues proposals, -for those interested in becoming Guest Editors-. If you wish to be part of our community of authors and editors, check our editorial requirements and send us your proposals.