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Investigación bibliotecológica

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RIOS ORTEGA, Jaime. Assessment of journal standardization in the Index of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology. Investig. bibl [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.40, pp. 121-148. ISSN 0187-358X.

Results of assessment on the Index of Mexican Journals of Scientific and Technological Research of the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACyT) in relation to the percentage of standardization are shown. Evaluation criteria were elaborated by the Information and Documentation Work Group of the National Spanish Commission of UNESCO. Results indicate that none of the 76 journals evaluated, reached more than 90% of normalization percentage. The number of journals qualified as very well standardized was only 7 (9%); while 30 (39%) were acceptable in terms of standardization, and 25 (32%) were thought of as having considerable deficiencies, and 14 (20%) were found not acceptable in the same terms. Based on the last two ciphers it can be appreciated that practically half of the journals in the Index include important flaws of normalization. According to the media obtained for each section assessed, the one with the least average was the section called "Summary or Content". It is important to emphasize that in all cases there exists some kind of standardization problem that can be overcome.

Palabras llave : Academic journal standardization; Scientific journal assessment.

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