JOTSE'S internationalisation: Goal achieved

JOTSE'S INTERNASIONALISATION: GOAL ACHIEVED

Beatriz Amante García1, María Martínez Martínez2

1Projectes d’Enginyeria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

2Enginyeria Química, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

As usual in JOTSE, the first editorial of the year presents an analysis of our Journal evolution. In this sense, we reflect on the changes undergone and the challenges we will face in the new year 2018.

When analyzing JOTSE's evolution (See Figure 1) we can observe that the objective of steady growth has been accomplished throughout these 7 last years.

 

Figure 1. JOTSE's evolution

If we observe JOTSE's monthly evolution we can state that November and December are the months with more papers submissions as the average increases to 5,86 (as shown in Table 1) In particular, in year 2017 there was an outstanding increase in the month of December when compared to the situation in previous years. In addition, there has been a steady rise in the total number of article submissions and such increase could be due to the fact that JOTSE has been indexed in SCOPUS since November 2015.

As to the articles published (included in Table 2), we can observe the evolution of the volumes/issues and articles published in the years (2011-2017). In 2017, 3 volume/issues were published: 2 regular and 1 special, the same amount as in the previous year 2016. It is important to highlight here that although the number of submissions has increased noticeably this is not the case in the amount of published papers as it remains constant throughout the years. When analysing the percentage of rejected articles we can see that in year 2016 it was 36 % and in 2017 the figure rose up to 69 %. It is important to mention here the role of JOTSE's reviewers who do their job with much rigour and out of their generosity. As a matter of fact, we could not publish our journal without their help and, therefore, we thank them all for this here.

 

Average

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

January

3,20

 

0

2

1

9

4

3

2

February

2,00

 

1

4

1

0

4

1

7

March

2,20

 

0

1

2

3

5

1

4

April

1,50

1

1

0

3

2

2

2

0

May

1,33

3

2

0

0

2

2

3

5

June

2,33

1

4

0

3

1

4

3

3

July

4,33

1

0

7

5

8

5

3

2

August

1,33

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

13

September

2,50

0

1

3

1

5

5

2

14

October

1,83

2

0

4

1

1

3

8

8

November

3,33

1

1

1

6

2

9

11

11

December

5,50

1

1

3

9

11

8

3

14

TOTAL

30,17

11

12

26

34

45

53

42

75

Table 1. Article submissions evolution from 2010 to 2017

 

Issues

Articles published in regular issue

Articles published in special issue

Total papers

2011

2 (2+0)

11

0

11

2012

2 (2+0)

12

0

12

2013

3 (2+1)

11

7

18

2014

4 (2+2)

12

14

26

2015

4 (2+2)

10

15

25

2016

3 (2+1)

13

6

19

2017

3(2+1)

10

11

21

Table 2. Articles published evolution from 2010 to 2017

Figure 2. JOTSE author survey results 2017

We can observe in Figure 2 the good opinion of our "authors/users" on the quality of our reviewers and their intention to recommend JOTSE Journal.

In this vein, if we analyse JOTSE's internationalisation as to visits to its website (one of our challenges) we can observe in Table 3 the 10 countries that visit JOTSE's website more frequently from 4th November to 10th January 2017. Last year (2017), we received 29.078 visits, which represents 42 % more than in year 2016 and we must mention here that 70 % of those visits were from foreign countries.

 

2015

2016

2017

No

Country

Percent

Nº visits

Country

Percent

Nº visits

Country

Percent

Nº visits

1

Spain

34.23 %

855

Spain

26.14 %

4816

Spain

19.90 %

8549

2

United States

14.85 %

371

United States

17.17 %

3164

United States

17.85 %

7668

3

India

5.20 %

130

India

6.47 %

1192

Philippines

6.79 %

2916

4

UK

4.40 %

110

UK

3.79 %

698

India

6.16 %

2646

5

Portugal

4.36 %

109

Philippines

2.59 %

477

Indonesia

4.47 %

1922

6

Turkey

2.68 %

67

Indonesia

2.20 %

405

UK

3.74 %

1607

7

Indonesia

2.04 %

51

Canada

2.18 %

401

Malaysia

2.40 %

1031

8

Malaysia

1.84 %

46

Australia

2.16 %

398

Australia

2.38 %

1021

9

Philippines

1.68 %

42

Turkey

1.92 %

353

Canada

2.00 %

859

10

Canada

1.64 %

41

Malaysia

1.78 %

328

Nigeria

2.00 %

859

Table 3. JOTSE's visits from 4th November 2015 to 10th January 2017

In this first issue of volume 8, the internationalisation of our articles is shown as out of 7 published articles, 5 are from out of Spain. To this respect, we have articles from six countries, such as Spain, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States, México and Jordan.

With this good purpose in mind we present the new volume of JOTSE, which includes articles closely related to Education Technology, that is to say, the technological resources that facilitate the learning-teaching process.

The present issue counts on the following published articles:




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