JOTSE'S new challenges

JOTSE'S NEW CHALLENGES

Beatriz Amante García1, María Martínez Martínez2

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

2Enginyeria Química, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

beatriz.amante@upc.edu, rosario.martinez@upc.edu

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 just undergone and the challenges to be faced in the New Year 2019.

As we can observe in Figure 1, the objective of steady growth has been accomplished throughout these 8 last years.

Figure 1. JOTSE's evolution

As a matter of fact, 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 (as shown in Table 1) In particular, in year 2018 we have had twice as much articles than in preceding 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 and that we have started receiving more articles from foreign countries and not so many from Spain.

As to the articles published (included in Table 2), we can observe the evolution of the volumes/issues and articles published in the years (2011-2018). In 2018, we have increased the number of articles published regularly and we have kept the number of special issues, namely two. This is directly proportional to the volume of articles received. When analysing the percentage of rejected articles we can see that in year 2016 it was 36 %, in 2017 the figure rose up to 69 % and in 2018 it was 64%. It is important to mention here the role of JOTSE's reviewers who do their job with much rigor and out of their generosity. In 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

2018

January

4.13

 

0

2

1

9

4

3

2

12

February

5.63

 

1

4

1

0

4

1

7

27

March

3.38

 

0

1

2

3

5

1

4

11

April

2.33

1

1

0

3

2

2

2

0

10

May

4.44

3

2

0

0

2

2

3

5

24

June

3.44

1

4

0

3

1

4

3

3

11

July

4.89

1

0

7

5

8

5

3

2

13

August

3.56

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

13

9

September

7.00

0

1

3

1

5

5

2

14

32

October

3.89

2

0

4

1

1

3

8

8

8

November

6.44

1

1

1

6

2

9

11

11

16

December

7.89

1

1

3

9

11

8

3

14

21

TOTAL

55.56

11

12

26

34

45

53

42

83

194

Table 1. Article submissions evolution from 2010 to 2018

 

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

2018

4(2+2)

26

10

36

Table 2. Articles published evolution from 2010 to 2018

Figure 2. JOTSE author survey results 2018

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 analyses JOTSE's internationalisation as to visits to its website is concerned (one of our challenges) we can observe in Table 3 the 10 countries that have visited JOTSE's website more frequently in the last 4 years. In 2018 the first position was for the United States, the Philippines was second and (only in the third position) appeared Spain with 13.29%. This is a clear evidence that the degree of internationalisation of JOTSE Journal is increasing.



 

2015

2016

No

Country

Percent

Nº visits

Country

Percent

Nº visits

1

Spain

34.23 %

855

Spain

26.14 %

4816

2

United States

14.85 %

371

United States

17.17 %

3164

3

India

5.20 %

130

India

6.47 %

1192

4

UK

4.40 %

110

UK

3.79 %

698

5

Portugal

4.36 %

109

Philippines

2.59 %

477

6

Turkey

2.68 %

67

Indonesia

2.20 %

405

7

Indonesia

2.04 %

51

Canada

2.18 %

401

8

Malaysia

1.84 %

46

Australia

2.16 %

398

9

Philippines

1.68 %

42

Turkey

1.92 %

353

10

Canada

1.64 %

41

Malaysia

1.78 %

328

 

 

2017

2018

No

Country

Percent

Nº visits

Country

Percent

Nº visits

1

Spain

19.90 %

8549

United States

16.61%

18418

2

United States

17.85 %

7668

Philippines

16.47%

18265

3

Philippines

6.79 %

2916

Spain

13.29%

14735

4

India

6.16 %

2646

Indonesia

6.38%

7075

5

Indonesia

4.47 %

1922

India

4.82%

5350

6

UK

3.74 %

1607

Umited Kingdom

3.13%

3470

7

Malaysia

2.40 %

1031

South Africa

2.76%

3058

8

Australia

2.38 %

1021

Malaysia

2.69%

2983

9

Canada

2.00 %

859

Australia

2.00%

2222

10

Nigeria

2.00 %

859

Nigeria

1.61%

1788

Table 3. JOTSE's visits from 4th November 2015 to 10th January 2018

Hence, we can observe more internationalisation in the articles and authors who published in our latest issues, which was one of our main goals in JOTSE Journal. Last but not least, we would like to thank Dr Noelia Olmedo-Torre, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona Tech) for her job and teamwork within the Editorial Board in the last few years and we wish her great success in the new stage she has just started. On the other hand, we welcome Dr. Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent, from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Dr. Juan José Escribano from the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) and Dr. Emilio Rallón from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), who are willing to face JOTSE’S new challenges and goals as our new team members.

Declaration of Conflicting Interests

The author declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Funding

The author received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

To cite this article:

Amante García, B., & Martínez Martínez, M (2019). JOTSE’s new challenges. Journal of Technology and Science Education, 9(2), 105-108. https://doi.org/10.3926/jotse.676




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