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RUIZ-PEREZ, Rafael  and  RUIZ-FRESNEDA, Carlos. International integration of the journals Ars Pharmaceutica. Ars Pharm [online]. 2019, vol.60, n.1, pp.47-57.  Epub Mar 28, 2019. ISSN 2340-9894.


Ars Pharmaceutica has been indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index from Web of Science. This allows tracking the citation activity of the journal. The main contribution of this paper is to analyze quantitatively the citation patters of the journal.


In this study we use the citation metrics obtained from the SciELO database. To identify received citations we have retrieved all citing documents from Web of Science and processed the following data: publication year; journal; authors; countries; document type and language.


The most cited journlas by Ars Pharmaceutica are positioned in the first quartile of the Journal Citation Reports, in the Pharmacology & Pharmacy category. Received citations, which are progressively increasing, belong mostly from journals indexed in the Pharmacology & Pharmacy; Chemistry and Food Science Technology categories, well positioned according to their Journal Impact Factors. Citing countries and institutions come mainly from Spain and India, which along with Brazil and Mexico, represent 56% of all citations. Citing documents are mostly research articles written in English language.


By analyzing cited documents from Ars Pharmaceutica we conclude that it is integrated on the consumption of international literature. Received citations reflect an international scope, although it still does not reach figures similar to other journals. The relation between authors, countries, institutions and language indicate that citations come from Spanish autors publishing in impact journals written in English. This model suggests that the consumption of published research is basically national, and does not reach the international sphere with the exception of Latin America and India. This isolation is still a pending challenge fro Spanish journals.

Keywords : Emerging Sources Citation Index, International integration; Ars Pharmaceutica; Citation analysis.

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