The IJSMC is an international open access peer-reviewed journal of interdisciplinary character. The journal covers cutting-edge potential topics ranging from the quantitative aspects of science, the evaluation of research system and policies, to science communication and publishing.

The IJSMC accepts theoretical and empirical contributions in several topics (but not limited to) including scientometrics, bibliometrics, informetrics, webometrics, altmetrics, research evaluation, patentometrics, sociology of science, scholarly publishing, and science communication.  

The journal intends to serve as a common platform for researchers and practitioners, enhancing the cooperation between information scientists, librarians, computer scientists, mathematicians, communication specialists, science policymakers and analysts coming from public or private sectors.

The IJSMC fosters the publication of studies focused on the Iberoamerican context but the journal is neither restricted to this geographical space, contributions from around the world referred to the aforementioned topics are more than welcome.