Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes (1985-2015). Thirty Years in the Context of Spanish Physical Activity and Sports Science Journals

Javier Olivera Betrán

Ana Andrés Valle

*Corresponding author: Javier Olivera Betrán jolivera@gencat.cat

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Olivera Betrán, J., & Andrés Valle, A. (2017). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes (1985-2015). Thirty Years in the Context of Spanish Physical Activity and Sports Science Journals. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 128, 9-35. https://doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2017/2).128.01

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Abstract

The objective of this paper was to analyse the journal Apunts. Educació Física i Esports along its thirty years of exercise (1985-2015) in comparison with to the Spanish journals of physical activity and sport Sciences. In this study we have developed three analyses, the first one corresponding to the internal bibliometric data of Apunts. Educació Física i Esports as a multidisciplinary scientific journal of physical activity and sport. The second corresponds to a multifactorial analysis on the 30 Spanish Journals in the sector with external evaluation. Finally, the third analysis focuses on a comparative discussion of the publication with the multidisciplinary journals of its academic field. A comparative analysis was carried out among all the journals through 8 different typologies and 14 indicators. The specialized journal Revista de Psicología del Deporte, followed by the multidisciplinary publications Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Apunts. Educació Física i Esports and Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte are, in order, the most valued journals of the sample and those with the greatest potential. In the comparative analysis of the most relevant multidisciplinary journals of the sample, Apunts. Educació Física i Esports stands out together with the Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte in this specific area. Its constant and punctual trajectory for 30 years, its productivity, its accessibility and visibility, its wide base of indexation including the three most recognized databases, its visits to the web and the downloads of articles, its dynamism in the Internet and searchers of the Network and its status as a reference magazine of the field of physical activity and sports science in Spain and Latin America are its most remarkable strengths.

Keywords: Bibliometric Analysis, Impact Factor, Indexing, Physical Education, Scientific Journals, Sport.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: October 7, 2016

Accepted: April 6, 2017

Published: April 01, 2017