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SANTA, Samaly  and  HERRERO-SOLANA, Víctor. Coverage in Scopus vs. Web of Science off research produced in Latin America and the Caribbean. Investig. bibl [online]. 2010, vol.24, n.52, pp.13-27. ISSN 2448-8321.

This paper offers a comparative analysis of databases of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and Scopus in terms of coverage of journals, scientific output and visibility of the most productive Latin American and Caribbean countries in these capacities. Results show wide coverage of national journals indexed in SCimago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) in contrast to those included in the journal Citation Report (JCR). Many of these, however, are recent additions that have not caused a significant increase of documents included in Scopus. Thus, the production and citation numbers for journals listed in both databases are similar, while journals indexed only in SJR exert, in general, lesser impact.

Keywords : Scientific output; Latin American and Caribbean journals; Databases; Scopus; Web of Science.

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