Published in: Psihologija, vol. 47, iss. 2, 2014, pp. 263–277. 

Globally National - Locally International: Bibliometric Analysis of a SEE Psychology Journal

Pajić Dejan

University of Novi Sad,
Faculty of Philosophy,
Dpt. of Psychology, Novi Sad

Jevremov Tanja

University of Novi Sad,
Faculty of Philosophy,
Dpt. of Psychology, Novi Sad

Abstract: The article explores bibliometric features of the Serbian psychology journal Psihologija in the 2001-2012 period. Several basic indicators of the journal's impact were generated and compared between two periods, before and after 2007 when Psihologija was included in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Journal's output was evaluated in regard to other psychology journals included in SSCI in the same year. The results have shown that Psihologija's impact factor has raised following the increased internationalization of the journal, quantified as the proportion of articles published in English and/or written by foreign authors. However, Psihologija and other South East European (SEE) journals still lack a solid international communication network, which is reflected in the absence of related journals and large proportion of citations from local authors. The article concludes with several suggestions for authors, journal editors, and science policy institutions.

Keywords: globality; locality; scientific journals; internationalizations; psychology; impact factor

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