About the Journal

Aims and scope

The Iberoamerican Journal of Science Measurement and Communication 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 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 Iberoamerican Journal of Science Measurement and Communication fosters the publication of studies focused on the Iberoamerican context, but the journal is not restricted to this geographical space. We accept worldwide theoretical and empirical contributions in several topics (but not limited to), including:

  1. Quantitative and qualitative studies of science and technology:
  • Scientometrics
  • Bibliometrics
  • Altmetrics
  • citation analysis
  • patent analysis
  • innovation studies
  1. Science communication:
  • Science and media
  • public engagement with science and technology
  • public understanding of science and technology
  • participation and science governance
  • popularization of science and technology
  • science journalism
  • citizen science
  1. Science and research policy:
  • Research evaluation
  • Economics of science
  • governance of science
  • scientific capital
  • university-science relation
  1. Scholarly publishing:
  • Digital publishing
  • scholarly communication
  • scholarly writing
  • open access
  • open science
  • predatory publishing
  • peer-review
  1. Sociology of science:
  • Scientific recognition
  • cognitive sociology of science
  • sociality in science
  • sociology of scientific knowledge
  • history and sociology of science


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

Article processing charge (APC)

The publishing costs are 700 euros, which are paid once the article is accepted. Discounts apply to certain authors. More information can be found here.

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, such as the National Library of Estonia.


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