Revista Latina

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DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-067-946-023-046

<title>RLCS, Revista Latina de Comunicación Social</title>
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<meta name="DC.title" content="The Way of Saint James and Xacobeo 2010 on tourist websites of autonomous regions.”/>
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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="The Way of Saint James and the Xacobeo 2010 in the tourism websites of the Spanish autonomous communities. The theme is current, relevant, and interesting. The literature review undertaken for the construction of the theoretical framework is appropriate and sufficient. Regarding the methodology, there is some room for improvement: There are variables that include different sub-variables, so it is difficult to score with 0 (absence) or 1 (presence). In this way, if a website has the variable "structured, organized, clear and functional design”, the fact that the design is original does not necessarily imply that it is also organised and clear. There may be an original but badly structured design, so the variable should be broken down into sub-variables. The same goes for other variables: the fact that there is a correct syntax does not imply that there is a correct spelling, because they are different elements that should be analysed separately. The recommendations for improvement should not be in a separate section, but integrated in the findings since they are part of the conclusions drawn from the results. Moreover, the use of the first plural person is inappropriate for the scientific tone of the article. The review of the wording is recommended. However, due to the opportunity of the subject and the use of an appropriate methodology, the publication of the article is recommended. - Carmen Costa-Sánchez, Ph.D. - University of A Coruña."/>
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<meta name="DC.contributor.referee II" content="Tourism, one of the main industries in Spain, has to be observed critically and from a multidisciplinary perspective. This text provides constructive criticism from the field of communication, which highlights the research opportunities that exist in the field of tourism and the lack of studies on the subject.The specialists of tourism communication argue that this research is essential to highlight certain aspects of tourism or its products that other sectors do not examine. In this case the Way of St. James in the Xacobeo 2010, become the object of study of this article that goes beyond the reflection of results, and becomes a clear proof of the benefits that communication research can provide to the productive sectors. The article analyses the institutional tourism websites of the thirteen autonomous communities that are crossed by the seven routes that are part of the Way of St. James (Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia, Valencia, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Navarra, and the Basque country), in order to evaluate their treatment of the Xacobeo 2010 and the Way of St. James. The authors created a list of categories and variables to analyse all the essential elements of the websites. The initial hypothesis of the study is that the tourist website of Galicia is the most complete in terms of content. The article’s analytical order is impeccable. The contextualization of the object of study is exhaustive, and focuses on the possible terminological misunderstandings in which this investigation is based. After removing the conceptual misunderstandings, the article describes the methodology, the results and finally the conclusions. The results and conclusions are presented in an optimistic and constructive tone, and include a classification of websites into ideal, acceptable and improvable categories. The scientific text is flawless in its order and meticulous, which make me qualify it as excellent. I recommend the authors to produce a second article with a qualitative perspective, which would enrich and complement the results and the recommendations for improvement. María Gabino, Ph.D. - Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico."/>
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<meta name="DC.description.abstract" content="Abstract: This article analyses all tourist websites from the autonomous regions of Spain where the routes of the Way of Saint James go through. Considering that both the Way of Saint James and Xacobeo 2010 are important tourist opportunities for these autonomous regions, the main objective of this investigation is to determine the treatment they have given to them on their websites; for this purpose, two points have been taken into account, firstly, the quality of the websites themselves and, secondly, to verify that the autonomous regions have considered the Way of Saint James and Xacobeo 2010 as a tourist promotion for their own regions. All through the investigation, bibliography has been revised, concepts have been defined; the variables that measure the parameters of a website quality control have been chosen and an analysis of tourist websites contents and design has been done. In conclusion, the Galician website is the one which has more information about the Way of Saint James and Xacobeo 2010. The remaining regions offer on their websites vague information about the Way of Saint James and Xacobeo 2010, which differs from one website to another. Due to the significance of the tourist event Xacobeo 2010 and the importance of Internet as a media of communication, the objective of the group of investigators is to do new analyses of the institutional websites once the year 2010 has finished."/>
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<meta name="DC.keywords" content="Keywords: The Way of Saint James; Xacobeo; communication; website; autonomous regions."/>
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<meta name="DC.TERMS.bibliographicCitation" content="Fernández-Poyatos, M.D., Aguirregoitia-Martínez, A., Boix-Martínez, B. (2011): "The Way of Saint James and the Xacobeo 2010 in the tourism websites of the Spanish autonomous communities", at Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 67, pages 023 to 046. La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands): La Laguna University, retrieved on ___th of ____ of 2_______, from
DOI: 10.4185/RLCS-067-946-023-046-EN" />