Revista Latina

Metadata - 2011
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-926-101-129

<title>RLCS, Revista Latina de Comunicación Social</title>
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<meta name="DC.title" content="Communication research in Spain, 1998-2007. An analysis of papers published in Spanish communication journals”/>
<meta name="DC.creator.personalName" content="Manuel Martínez-Nicolás"/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.editor" content="Dr. José Manuel de-Pablos-Coello"/>
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<meta name="DC.Description" lang="en" content=“Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, RLCS, is a scientific journal edited at the University of La Laguna, ULL (Tenerife, Canary Islands) in the Laboratory of Information Technologies and New Analysis of Communication, LATINA according to its initials in Spanish, founded in 1987 by Dr. José Manuel de-Pablos-Coello, under the protection of special doctorate programmes for Latin American professors. The journal publishes under the main summary almost exclusively research papers written following the formula IMR&DC+B: introduction, methodology, results and discussion plus conclusion, with a updated bibliography: at least 70% of the bibliographic entries must be from the past 10 years and half of them from scientific journals in Spanish and English languages. Reviewers make a double blind peer examination. This is a collective and inter-university project, including many professors and researchers from almost all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. The journal is the following databases: EBSCO (USA), DOAJ (Lund University, Sweden), Redalyc (Mexico), Dialnet (Spain); and is indexed by the CINDOC-CSIC in DICE, ISOC, RESH, Office of Latin American Education, OEI according to its initials in Spanish; Dulcinea, etc. In Spain the journal is a reference in the Directory of Index of Spanish Periodicals of Social and Communication Sciences, IN-RECS, of the University of Granada, UGR. RLCS occupies the first position in the cumulative index for the periods 2003-2007; 2004-2008 and the year 2008.”/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee I" content="REPORTS: I recommend the publication of the article because it is an assessment of the trajectories of communication research in Spain based on the examination of a sample of representative academic journals. The articles is written with great solvency and clarity, and presents the results of a research whose methodological decisions and basis are relevant and clearly exposed, with regards to the sample design and the analysis tools. The findings and conclusions are relevant and have great value due to their ability to show the paths of research, mainly Spanish, although limited to what has been published in national academic journals. The considerations are rigorous and very revealing about an important yet little explored topic constitute a disturbing mirror in which we can watch the reflection of the past and an opportunity to reflect on the future academic work.– Alejandra Walzer, Ph.D. - Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain)."/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee II" content=" REPORTS on the article: As the authors point out, “the interest in knowing the status of research in any field of scientific knowledge must be guided by an indicator of maturity of the field”, and this is what makes the article important. However, the fact that the study is based on a “poll” and not a “random sampling”, which could have been possible without great difficulties, limits the value of the results. The authors happily acknowledge that it is a limited “first approximation” but this does not reduce the importance of the discovery that the very definition of the object of study has often been extremely complex and that “almost all methodological specifications concerning the appropriate categorisation of variables are often overlooked”. Another important finding is that “generally the empirical studies do not use tested scientific techniques for the production of data” which, added to the scarcity of studies on audiences and effects –which are particularly demanding in methodology- is very serious and should be addressed by the scientific community. These findings are, in any case, extraordinarily valuable, and that is why I recommend the publication of the article.– Raymond Colle, Ph.D. (Chile). "/>
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<meta name="DC.description.abstract" content="ABSTRACT: The growth of communication research in Spain in the last decade contrasts with the scarcity of works trying to describe the features and assess the quality of the research that we are doing. This paper has the purpose of advancing in this way. We present a quantitative content analysis of all papers published in four years between 1998 and 2007 (1998, 2002. 2003 and 2007) in four top Spanish journals in communication studies, with a sample of 285 texts, 235 from authors working in Spanish universities or other Spanish research centres. Results show that the Spanish communication researchers are basically interested in the study of Journalism, and more specifically in the analysis of news discourses. It is, too, an empirically-oriented research, but with a widely methodological limitations. These limitations have been diminishing along the period included in this analysis, but it seems to be growing in the works published more recently."/>
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<meta name="DC.keywords" content="KEYWORDS: Communication research; Spain; research methods; scientific journals."/>
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<meta name="DC.TERMS.bibliographicCitation" content="Martínez-Nicolás, M. and Saperas-Lapiedra, E. (2011): "Communication research in Spain, 1998-2007. An analysis of articles published in Spanish communication journals", at Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 66, pages 101 to 129. La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands): La Laguna University, retrieved on ___th of ____ of 2_______, from
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-66-2011-926-101-129-EN