About the Journal

Aims and scope

The IJSMC is an international open-access peer-reviewed journal of interdisciplinary character. The journal covers cutting-edge potential topics ranging from the quantitative aspects of science and the evaluation of research systems and policies to science communication and publishing.

The IJSMC accepts theoretical and empirical contributions in several topics (but not limited to), including scientometrics, bibliometrics, informetrics, webometrics, altmetrics, research evaluation, patentometrics, sociology of science, scholarly publishing, and science communication.  

The journal intends to serve as a common platform for researchers and practitioners, enhancing the cooperation between information scientists, librarians, computer scientists, mathematicians, communication specialists, science policymakers, and analysts from the public and private sectors.

The IJSMC fosters the publication of studies focused on the Iberoamerican context, but the journal is neither restricted to this geographical space. Contributions worldwide referring to the aforementioned topics are more than welcome.


The IJSMC is a quarterly journal covering January-April, May-August, and September-December.

Article processing charge (APC)

Fees or charges will not be applied for article processing and/or publication in the journal.

Open access policy

All articles published by the IJSMC are open-access, meaning they are freely available without subscription or restriction. The IJSMC adheres to the DOAJ definition of open access

Copyright notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 License that permits the sharing and adaptation of the material as long as appropriate credit is given, a link to the license is provided, and all changes are indicated. More information about this license can be found here.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal. They will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


The contents published by the IJSMC are collected, preserved, and served by LOCKSS and CLOCKSS systems.


This journal is supported by the Postgraduate Program of Information Science, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.