UOC scholarly journals’ global reach: 2,400 experts from all over the world

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
The world
11/10/18

Over half the visits to Artnodes, BiD, Digithum, IDP, D&D and ETHE come from outside Europe. Colombia and Mexico are among the countries with most visits.

A new infographic shows the academic network and international impact of the UOC's scholarly publications, country by country. The open-access contents of these journals promote the UOC's knowledge transfer and help the university grow globally.


2,400 academic experts from 62 countries have played some part in the publication of Artnodes, BiD, Digithum, IDP, D&D or ETHE between 1999 and 2017.

Likewise, 5 out of ten visits to the UOC's open journals come from Latin American countries, and Colombia (271,607) and Mexico (159,862) in particular.

The UOC's scholarly journals in figures

Academic network: 1,580 experts have published their work in one of the journals and 752 have acted as reviewers or form part of the editorial boards. Furthermore, the UOC co-edits or has co-edited journals with four different institutions and universities: University of Antioquia, Colombia; University of the Andes, Colombia; Carles Pi Sunyer Foundation, Spain, and University of Barcelona, Spain.

Internationalization: From New Zealand to Nigeria or Colombia: the academic network reaches far and wide, and well beyond the frontiers of Europe.

Promoting gender equality: There are a high number of female authors (42%), female reviewers (41%) and women in leadership positions (38%). Indeed, during the BMC and SpringerOpen Editors' Conference, ETHE was held up as an example of best practices for gender equality.

Citations: The hundred articles published each year in the university's journals can be found in the leading databases, including Scopus or Google Scholar. Internet metrics: Since 2009, over two million users have visited the UOC scholarly journals' web pages.

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