Publication Details

  • Time-span 1997 - present
  • Subscription Type FREE
  • Publisher Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Languages Spanish
  • Resource Types Article Database
  • Description This resource is comprised of: 1. Directory: A comprehensive inventory of scholarly journals from Latin America. Available since 1997 it provides bibliographic data of more than 19,992 journals from 30 countries. 2. Catalogue. Set online in March 2002. Being a subset of the Directory, it contains a selection of journals that fulfill a series of international quality criteria. Titles are classified according to a previously agreed international quality parameters such as peer review procedures, coverage in international databases, abstracts and keywords in more than one language, international editorial boards, among a total of 33 parameters for printed journals and 36 for electronic journals. The list of parameters met by every title is shown in each record. To date, more than 5,300 journals have been rated and included in this catalog. 3. Electronic journals. Offers direct access to a growing collection of Ibero-American online journals offering full text articles. Currently links to over 4,000 titles. Latindex website is also a valuable resource to find up-to-date information of materials on scientific journals practices and editorial standards, useful for librarians, researchers and students such as Gua para publicaciones cientficas or La edicin de revistas cientficas: gua de buenos usos. Likewise, the site offers PowerPoint presentations from a number of seminars and workshops organized in several of the participant countries. The News Section presents information about events and news of the professional activities developed in the Library and Information Science field, mainly from Ibero-America. (Updated daily)