Venezuelan Scientific Journals in Scopus: Production and Impact 2000-2020


  • Tomás Darío Marín Velásquez Universidad de Oriente
  • Dany Day Josefina Arriojas Tocuyo



Venezuelan journals, historical behavior, impact, visibility


The historical behavior of Venezuelan journals indexed in Scopus from 2000 to 2020, their visibility and impact were studied. The data were obtained from the Scimago Journals and Country Rank portal and were a number of journals, published papers, impact factor (SJR) and quartile of location. The historical behavior of each variable was analyzed using sequential time series models to establish whether the behavior has been random or whether it follows a defined trend. It was found that both the number of journals and the number of published papers follow definite trends and SJR behaves randomly. The decrease in the number of journals may be influenced by the critical socioeconomic situation of the country; however, the number of papers has increased over time and the SJR has remained in a narrow range, meaning that most journals fall between the Q3 and Q4 quartile.




How to Cite

T. D. Marín Velásquez and D. D. J. Arriojas Tocuyo, “Venezuelan Scientific Journals in Scopus: Production and Impact 2000-2020”, J. inf. organ. sci. (Online), vol. 46, no. 1, Jun. 2022.