versão impressa ISSN 1679-6225
STUMPF, Ida Regina Chitto et al. Neotropical Ichthyology: trajectory and bibliometric index (2003 - 2010). Neotrop. ichthyol. [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.4, pp. 921-926. Epub 01-Dez-2011. ISSN 1679-6225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-62252011005000050.
The Neotropical Ichthyology journal was created in 2003 and soon became one of the main publications in its field as it is reflected in the number of articles submitted every year and the fact that it has been indexed by both SciELO and ISI. In order to understand the reasons for its trajectory, the journal history was recovered and bibliometric indices on author, citation and impact factor were mapped for the period between 2003 and 2010. A descriptive study on journal information source and a bibliometric study of the 388 articles published by the journal and the 642 articles that cite it have been carried out. Bibliometric analyses showed that 75.8% of the articles had been written by Brazilian authors and 91.3% had been published in collaboration. The journal was cited by 171 different publications from 28 countries, including renowned journals in the field. Self-citation accounted for 26.8% of journal citation. Analyses have been able to show that strict evaluation control and editing of the articles have contributed towards its success and internationalization.
Palavras-chave : Bibliometrics; Citation analysis; Co-authorship; Impact factor; Scientific journal.