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Mejora de la calidad, la gestion y la difusion de RELIEVE.

En la ultima Asamblea General de la Asociacion Interuniversitaria de Investigacion Pedagogica (AIDIPE AIDIPE Asociación Interuniversitaria de Investigación en Pedagogía (Spanish: Interuniversitary Association of Research in Pedagogy) ), celebrada en la Universidad de Huelva (Espana) en junio de 2009, se procedio a renovar la direccion de RELIEVE. El profesor Jesus Suarez Rodriguez, cesa como director a peticion propia y tras ocho anos de fructifera labor encabezando al equipo que ha conseguido mantener esta publicacion en unos altos niveles de calidad e impacto, como han puesto de manifiesto los estudios sobre su repercusion cientifica (Aliaga y Suarez, 2008). Su puesto como director ha pasado a ser ocupado por el hasta ahora director ejecutivo, Francisco Aliaga, lo que garantiza la necesaria continuidad del trabajo que se ha venido realizando. Por su parte, Ana Delia Correa, que ha venido colaborando en calidad de revisora y miembro del Consejo Asesor, pasa a ocupar el cargo de directora ejecutiva [1]

RELIEVE ya ha cumplido tres lustros de existencia desde su pionero y, por ello, complicado inicio (Rodriguez Gomez, 2005). En este periodo ha sido gestionada por dos equipos directivos diferentes, por lo que este nuevo cambio (parcial) ya no es una prueba para su estabilidad, suficientemente consolidada. Es mas bien una oportunidad para dar un nuevo impulso a la publicacion, a sus procedimientos, su difusion y su calidad. Con esta finalidad en esta nueva etapa que se inicia, varios son los proyectos que estamos esbozando, con el proposito fundamental de seguir mejorando RELIEVE como instrumento de comunicacion al servicio de la educacion. La experiencia acumulada por los equipos anteriores nos permite al nuevo centrar la atencion en los retos mas relevantes. De forma similar, en la Revista de Investigacion Educativa, que tambien edita AIDIPE, Marin (2009) ofrece un conjunto con·jun·to  
n. pl. con·jun·tos
1. A dance band, especially in Latin America.

2. A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums,
 de sugerencias de accion futura asentadas en la experiencia acumulada durante 26 anos en la edicion de dicha revista.

Uno de nuestros objetivos inmediatos es el de agilizar la gestion de la revista. El crecimiento continuo continuo
 or basso continuo

In Baroque music, a special subgroup of an instrumental ensemble. It consists of two instruments reading the same part: a bass instrument, such as a cello or bassoon, and a chordal instrument, most often a harpsichord but sometimes
 y acelerado que esta disfrutando (y padeciendo) RELIEVE aconsejan cambiar los antiguos sistemas de gestion de originales por otro sistema mas potente y eficiente. Como podemos observar en el Grafico 1, los originales recibidos en la redaccion se han duplicado en solo dos anos.

Para esta actualizacion aprovecharemos las ventajas derivadas de la inclusion en la plataforma RECyT (Repositorio Espanol de Ciencia y Tecnologia). Esta inclusion ha sido posible gracias a que RELIEVE ha sido una de las revistas que ha superado con exito la Primera evaluacion de la Calidad de Revistas Cientificas Espanolas llevada a cabo por FECYT (Fundacion Espanola de Ciencia y Tecnologia), que es la responsable del repositorio, tras la convocatoria abierta en octubre de 2007. En dicho repositorio se halla integrado el programa de codigo libre Open Journal Systems (OJS OJS Organization Jointly Shared ) [2], una potente herramienta de edicion cientifica. RECyT cuenta con una Hemeroteca, que aloja un cierto numero de revistas, y con un modulo A mathematical operation (modulus arithmetic) in which the result is the remainder of a division. Also known as the "remainder operator," it is used to solve a variety of problems. For example, the following code in the C language determines if a number is odd or even.  de Edicion de Revistas, que permite gestionar diversos aspectos como el envio de originales, la comunicacion con autores, el proceso de revision por pares PARES. A man's equals; his peers. (q.v.) 3 Bl. Com. 349. , la correccion de estilo, el maquetado, etc. Esperamos que este sistema, aun en fase de adaptacion y ensayo por nuestra parte, permita abreviar los tiempos que exige el procesado de los articulos, con el consiguiente beneficio para los autores y para la propia edicion de la revista. En cualquier caso, esto afectara en principio solo a la gestion de la revista, ya que los numeros seguiran publicandose en la Web habitual Regular or customary; usual.

A habitual drunkard, for example, is an individual who regularly becomes intoxicated as opposed to a person who drinks infrequently.
 de RELIEVE. Aunque el uso de la plataforma es bastante sencillo e intuitivo, queremos facilitarlo en los momentos iniciales con un breve BREVE, practice. A writ in which the cause of action is briefly stated, hence its name. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 13, Sec. 25; Co. Lit. 73 b.
     2. Writs are distributed into several classes.
 manual de instrucciones que esta en preparacion y que podra consultarse desde el apartado de instrucciones para autores.

Extender See Media Center Extender, bus extender and DOS extender.  nuestro alcance a un publico mas amplio es otra de nuestras pretensiones. Hasta el momento, RELIEVE ha tenido eco sobre todo (aunque no de manera exclusiva) en paises de habla hispana, como se puso de manifiesto en el estudio sobre la internacionalidad de la revista hecho por Aliaga y Suarez (2007). Sin renunciar a seguir ampliando nuestra ya considerable presencia en Latinoamerica, queremos tambien estimular su alcance a otras audiencias. Una de las medidas que queremos adoptar con este fin es el incremento de la edicion de articulos en ingles This article is about an American supermarket chain. For a town in Gran Canaria, see Playa del Inglés.

Ingles (NYSE: IMKTA) is a regional supermarket chain based in Asheville, North Carolina, where Robert "Bob" Ingle opened the first store in Asheville, NC in
. En ocasiones, hemos publicado trabajos en este idioma, y un buen ejemplo de ello es la presencia de varios de tales articulos en este ultimo ul·ti·mo  
adv. Abbr. ult.
In or of the month before the present one.



[Latin ultim (m
 numero de 2009. Tambien se viene procurando la traduccion al ingles de aquellos articulos que alcanzan mayor difusion. El proposito es intentar que todos los articulos publicados en RELIEVE se editen en ambas lenguas. Esto supone pedir un poco mas de esfuerzo a nuestros autores, tanto Tanto may refer to several things. Please see:
  • Tantō - A Japanese weapon
  • Tanto, Stockholm - A district of Stockholm, Sweden.
See also: Tonto.
 a hispanoparlantes como angloparlantes, pero entendemos que el potencial aumento de la repercusion y difusion que tendria su trabajo les compensara ampliamente. Ampliar la visibilidad de nuestra revista facilitando el acceso a sus contenidos a una audiencia mas amplia (mas alla de la concisa informacion que pueda aportar un Resumen o un Abstract) contribuira a la lectura y, por tanto, citacion de los trabajos que en ella se publiquen. Los autores que hayan consultado recientemente nuestras normas de edicion habran encontrado la recomendacion -anadida hace poco- de hacernos llegar la version en ingles de los trabajos que ya hayan sido aceptados para su publicacion.

Otro frente de accion encaminado a favorecer la expansion internacional de RELIEVE, es el de seguir gestionando su inclusion en mas bases de datos y hemerotecas, elementos clave clave 1  
v. Archaic
A past tense of cleave1.



clave 2  
v. Archaic
A past tense of cleave2.
 de difusion en los que el equipo anterior anterior /an·te·ri·or/ (an-ter´e-or) situated at or directed toward the front; opposite of posterior.

an·te·ri·or
adj.
1. Placed before or in front.

2.
 ya habia obtenido grandes logros, que han supuesto que RELIEVE este actualmente indexada en un gran numero de bases de datos, como puede comprobarse en Aliaga y Suarez (2008). En este ultimo ano hemos seguido intensificando este proceso de inclusion en mas bases de datos, tanto como medio de difusion del trabajo de nuestros autores como marchamo de calidad al superar los requisitos exigidos para el ingreso. En este sentido, la ultima incorporacion conseguida hasta ahora se produjo en el primer prim·er
n.
A segment of DNA or RNA that is complementary to a given DNA sequence and that is needed to initiate replication by DNA polymerase.
 semestre de 2009, y fue nada menos que la aceptacion de RELIEVE en la prestigiosa SCOPUS. Esta base de datos se define como "la mayor base de datos de resumenes y citas de literatura de investigacion y de fuentes Web de calidad". Incluye treinta y ocho millones de referencias procedentes de 18.000 revistas academicas con filtro de calidad (revision por pares). Patrocinada por el grupo Elsevier, pretende convertirse en el principal competidor de las bases de datos conocidas como ISI-Thompson (Web of Science).

Un aumento de la difusion podria suponer, paradojicamente, un enlentecimiento aparente en el numero de consultas directas a la revista, ya que nuestros articulos pueden consultarse cada vez en mas sitios independientes de nuestros servidores (EBSCO EBSCO Elton B. Stephens Company , Redalyc, Novadors, etc.). Las consultas realizadas a las copias de nuestros articulos depositadas en esos lugares no estarian contempladas, evidentemente, en nuestras estadisticas de visitas. La amplia difusion proporcionada por Internet tiene como contrapartida la dispersion dispersion, in chemistry
dispersion, in chemistry, mixture in which fine particles of one substance are scattered throughout another substance. A dispersion is classed as a suspension, colloid, or solution.
, aunque en nuestro caso no lo consideramos como una remora remora (rĕm`ərə), any of the several species of warmwater fishes of the family Echeneidae, characterized by an oval sucking disk on the top of the head. , ya que ayuda a dar una mayor difusion a nuestra revista.

Otro factor en el mismo sentido es la distincion alcanzada por RELIEVE al ser designada como 'Revista Fuente' en In-RECS, la organizacion encargada de medir el indice de impacto de las revistas espanolas de Ciencias Sociales. Esto significa que, tras un exigente analisis, se le ha considerado dentro del "nucleo de revistas cientificas espanolas de Ciencias Sociales mas influyentes", tal y como se indica en el procedimiento de realizacion de su base de datos [3]. Todo ello a pesar de que en nuestro ambito concreto de especialidad hay unos habitos de citacion muy poco generosos, que dan un indice de citas a revistas propias de la especialidad muy menguado. Ello repercute, sin ninguna duda, en la capacidad de proyeccion de las revistas especializadas en investigacion y evaluacion educativa, que ya de por si es un area mucho menor (en el numero de investigadores que implica) que otras de su entorno. Dentro de los parametros de excelencia cientifica, el nivel de impacto de las revistas es un requisito basico y la citacion es el indicador evaluativo mas aceptado en la comunidad cientifica, lo que se operativiza con la contabilizacion de las referencias bibliograficas a dicha revista incluidas al final de un articulo articulo /ar·tic·u·lo/ (ahr-tik´u-lo) [L.] at the moment, or crisis.

articulo mor´tis  at the point or moment of death.
. Aparte de otros criterios de calidad, el indice de impacto es el factor mas relevante en el establecimiento de un ranking sobre la importancia de las publicaciones. Conviene tener en cuenta que los indices utilizados, sobre todo en ambitos limitados, son extremadamente sensibles (o volatiles, segun el punto de vista): variaciones muy pequenas en el numero de citas puede suponer cambios notables en el ranking. Ha de considerarse que cuentan, prioritariamente, las citas realizadas a articulos publicados en los ultimos dos o tres anos (segun las distintas bases de datos) en revistas reconocidas, por ejemplo, las que estan en ISI ISI International Sensitivity Index, see there  o son 'revistas fuente' en In-RECS (pueden consultarse en http://ec3.ugr.es/in-recs/listado/Educacionfuente.htm).

La citacion, por tanto, es una potente herramienta al alcance de todos para impulsar el reconocimiento de las revistas de nuestro ambito y contribuira a nuestro ajuste a patrones establecidos sobradamente en otros ambitos cientificos bien consolidados, cuya "cultura de publicacion" consigue posicionar y mantener sus revistas entre las mas citadas. Hacemos un llamamiento a la reflexion de la comunidad academica, pero tambien, desde luego, a la accion.

En este sentido, estamos realizando una base de datos sobre las citas recibidas por articulos publicados en nuestra revista, que puede beneficiarse enormemente de la colaboracion de nuestros lectores, los cuales pueden hacernos llegar la informacion cuando citen a RELIEVE en los articulos que publiquen, o bien cuando la vean citada en los articulos que consulten

Finalmente, una tercera iniciativa que ya esta en marcha ha sido la de empezar a gestionar de forma colegiada la edicion de RELIEVE en aquellas tareas que hasta ahora venian siendo responsabilidad exclusiva del Director Ejecutivo (o Editor). Son dos los motivos que nos han aconsejado este sistema de funcionamiento. Uno es el numero creciente de originales que nos llegan para su consideracion, tal como se puso de manifiesto en el Grafico 1. La gestion fluida de un volumen tal de trabajos comienza a hacerse dificil para las posibilidades de un unico Editor. La ralentizacion de los procesos, y el ritmo irregular de edicion que provocaria a partir de cierto punto, podrian llegar a tener una repercusion negativa para la valoracion de la calidad de la publicacion. El segundo El Segundo (ĕl sēgŭn`dō), industrial city (1990 pop. 15,223), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on Santa Monica Bay; inc. 1917. Its products include navigation and computer systems, aircraft parts, office machines, telephone apparatus, and  motivo tambien responde a un afan de mejora de calidad en otro sentido mas sustantivo, y es el de buscar un apoyo especializado que permita una gestion mas adecuada y una toma de decisiones mas experta, imprescindible por la variedad tematica de los articulos que recibimos. Para ello, estamos organizando un reducido grupo de Editores de Seccion, que trabajaran en estrecha colaboracion con nosotros en la gestion de los articulos que por su contenido afectan a los ambitos (secciones) de su competencia. La participacion de los Editores de Seccion, tanto en relacion a su intercambio con la Direccion de la revista, como con los Autores y con los Revisores, son elementos previstos en las rutinas del programa OJS. En este sentido se han sumado ya al equipo directivo de RELIEVE como Editores de Seccion Maria Teresa Aguado (UNED UNED Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia ), J. Francisco Lukas (Universidad del Pais Vasco), Javier Gil (Universidad de Sevilla) y Mari Paz Sandin (Universidad de Barcelona).

En otro orden de cosas, desde el punto de vista tecnico se ha producido una depuracion de los contadores de visitas a algunos articulos. Por un problema en la programacion de los mismos, algunos contadores se habian disparado a cifras poco razonables. Por fortuna contamos con una doble contabilidad independiente de las visitas, por lo que hemos podido identificar y corregir el problema. Con ello conseguiremos unos datos mas fiables, tanto como indicador para los lectores (que pueden encontrar los articulos de mas 'exito') como para los propios autores y editores, que pueden realizar (y acreditar) esa difusion.

Otras tareas pendientes para un futuro cercano tienen que ver con la mejora en la utilizacion de palabras clave, tal y como se vienen planteando otras publicaciones (Sanchez Valle, 2005, 2007), en el que se exploraban las caracteristicas de indexacion de varias revistas, con el objeto de hacer propuestas para optimizarla. Esta es una cuestion clave, ya que los indices de visibilidad e impacto de las publicaciones guardan relacion con la forma en que se alimentan las bases de datos, con el almacenamiento, recuperacion y difusion de la informacion.

Es mucho lo que queda por hacer. Pero gracias al trabajo de los equipos editoriales anteriores podemos ver el camino que nos queda por recorrer desde una posicion desahogada. Confiamos en que el nuevo impulso que venimos dispuestos a realizar siga permitiendo alcanzar las mayores cotas de calidad, difusion e impacto. Por el bien de la educacion,

que es la tarea comun de todos nosotros.

Referencias

Aliaga, Francisco M. y Suarez-Rodriguez, J.M. (2007). Internacionalidad de las revistas academicas: Estudio de caso con RELIEVE. RELIEVE, v. 13, n. 1. http://www.uv.es/RELIEVE/v13n1/RELIEVEv13n1_0.htm. Consultado el 27/10/2009.

Aliaga, Francisco M. y Suarez-Rodriguez, J. (2008). La repercusion cientifica de una revista academica: analisis del caso de RELIEVE. RELIEVE, v. 14, n. 2. http://www.uv.es/RELIEVE/v14n2/RELIEVEv14n2_0.htm. Consultado el 27/10/2009.

Rodriguez Gomez, G. (2005). RELIEVE cumple 10 anos, pero... como fue el primero pri·me·ro  
n.
A gambling card game, popular in Elizabethan England.



[Alteration of Spanish primera, feminine of primero, first, from Latin
?. RELIEVE, v. 11, n. 2. http://www.uv.es/RELIEVE/v11n2/RELIE VEv11n2_1.htm. Consultado el 27/10/2009.

Sanchez Valle, I. (2005). Analisis desde la perspectiva de la documentacion cientificopedagogica actual de la indizacion practicada en la revista Bordon (2001-2003). Bordon, v. 57, n 3, 379-396.

Sanchez Valle, I. (2007). Analisis de la indizacion practicada en la revista Pedagogia Social (1998-2003). Revista Complutense de Educacion, Vol. 18, Num. 1, 133-158.

Marin Gracia, M. A. (2009). Una revista para el siglo El Siglo is a Chilean weekly that is the official organ of the Chilean Communist Party's Central Committee. It was founded as newspaper on August 31, 1940.

On July 14, 1948 it was closed down as consequence of the anti-communist Defense of Democracy Law.
 XXI. Mirando al futuro: una nueva etapa a partir de una solida trayectoria. Revista de Investigacion Educativa, v. 27, n.1, 3-5.

Notas

[1] Desde aqui quiero agradecer el nombramiento a la Asociacion, asumido con la preocupacion de la mucha responsabilidad que implica el objetivo de mantener la revista en las cotas alcanzadas, pero con la confianza y seguridad que proporciona seguir contando con la demostrada experiencia de Cisco -en muchos sentidos el alma de RELIEVE-, con su apoyo sabio y generoso en estos momentos iniciales de andadura y aprendizaje y con la ayuda de todas las personas Personas or personae are fictitious characters that are created to represent the different user types within a targeted demographic that might use a site or product.  que hacen RELIEVE: Consejo Asesor, Consejo de Redaccion, revisores y colaboradores (A.D. Correa).

[2] Open Journal System es una iniciativa de investigacion y desarrollo del Public Knowledge Project de la University of British Columbia Locations
Vancouver
The Vancouver campus is located at Point Grey, a twenty-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. It is near several beaches and has views of the North Shore mountains. The 7.
. http://pkp.sfu.ca.

[3] Ver http://ec3.ugr.es/inrecs/informacion/como1.htm#3

ABOUT THE AUTHORS / SOBRE LOS AUTORES

Correa, Ana D. (acorrea@ull.es). Profesora Titular tit·u·lar  
adj.
1. Relating to, having the nature of, or constituting a title.

2.
a. Existing in name only; nominal: the titular head of the family.

b.
 en el Departamento de Didactica e Investigacion Educativa de la Universidad de La Laguna (Espana). Su principal linea de trabajo es "Metodos de investigacion". Su direccion postal es: Campus Central, Modulo B. C/ Delgado Barreto, s/n. 38071-La Laguna (Tenerife, Espana). Ha sido nombrada Directora Ejecutiva de RELIEVE en Junio de 2009. Buscar otros articulos de esta autora en Scholar Google

Aliaga, Francisco M. (Francisco.Aliaga@uv.es): Es Profesor Titular en el Departamento de Metodos de Investigacion y Diagnostico en Educacion de la Universidad de Valencia (Espana), cuya direccion es Avda. Blasco Ibanez Blas·co I·bá·ñez   , Vicente 1867-1928.

Spanish writer of naturalistic novels concerning his homeland, such as The Cabin (1898), and several highly popular but less literary novels, including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916).
, 30. 46010-Valencia (Espana). Sus principales lineas de trabajo son "Internet y Educacion" y "Metodologia de investigacion". Fue Director Ejecutivo de RELIEVE desde 2001 hasta Junio de 2009, cuando ha sido promovido a Director. Buscar otros articulos de este autor en Scholar Google
Grafico 1--Articulos remitidos a RELIEVE por anos

2003           44
2004           40
2005           64
2006           80
2007           63
2008          102
(est.) 2009   120

Los datos de 2009 son una estimacion realizada con los datos
disponibles a 1 da Noviembre.

Nota: Tabla derivada de grafico de lineal.


[Improvement of the quality, management, and circulation of RELIEVE]

This article deals with the principal processes and projects that RELIEVE developed to improve the publishing quality of the journal in its new stage following the restructuring of the management team. Among the most notable challenges are the automation of the journal management, the increase of international distribution with the bilingual bi·lin·gual  
adj.
1.
a. Using or able to use two languages, especially with equal or nearly equal fluency.

b.
 edition of the articles, and peer editing through Section Editors experts in diverse areas of journal content.

Keywords

Publication; Academic journals; Internationality; Academic publication; Edition; Scientific communication; Impact; Quality; Citations; Audience.

Introduction

In the last General Assembly of the Interuniversity Association of Pedagogical ped·a·gog·ic   also ped·a·gog·i·cal
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of pedagogy.

2. Characterized by pedantic formality: a haughty, pedagogic manner.
 Research, held in the University of Huelva University of Huelva, Spain

The University of Huelva is a young and high quality public Spanish institution, dedicated to higher educational programs and academic research activities.
 (Spain) in June of 2009, it was decided to update the direction of RELIEVE. Professor Jesus Surez-Rodriguez, at his own request, stepped down as editor in chief following eight years of fruitful fruit·ful  
adj.
1.
a. Producing fruit.

b. Conducive to productivity; causing to bear in abundance: fruitful soil.

2.
 work at the head of the team that has been able to maintain this publication at the highest levels of quality and influence, as has been displayed in the scientific studies of the journal's impact (Aliaga & Surez, 2008). His post as director is now occupied by the former Executive Editor, Francisco Aliaga, which guarantees the necessary continuity with the previous work of the journal. Ana Delia Correa, who has been working as a reviewer re·view·er  
n.
One who reviews, especially one who writes critical reviews, as for a newspaper or magazine.


reviewer
Noun

a person who writes reviews of books, films, etc.

Noun 1.
 and member of the Advisory Council, will take over as executive Director [1].

RELIEVE has achieved fifteen years of existence since its pioneering and therefore complicated beginning (Rodriguez Gomez, 2005). In this period of time it has been managed by two different management teams, so this new (partial) change is not a test for the journal's well-established stability. It's better considered as an opportunity to give a new energy to the publication, it's processes, distribution, and quality. With this goal, we are outlining various projects, with the fundamental goal of continuing to improve RELIEVE as an instrument of communication at the service of education. The experience gained by the early management teams allows us to focus our attention on the most important challenges. In a similar way, in the Journal of Education Research, which is also published by AIDIPE, Marin (2009) offers a combination of suggestions for future action based on the accumulated experience of 26 years publishing said journal.

One of our immediate objectives is to speed up the management of the journal. The continued and accelerated growth that RELIEVE is enjoying (and suffering from) necessitates a change in the old original management system in favour of a more effective and efficient system. As we can see in Graph 1, the originals received for editing have doubled in just two years.

For this update we will make the most of the advantages derived from the journal's inclusion in the platform RECyT (Spanish Repository of Science and Technology). This inclusion is possible due to the fact that RELIEVE has been one of the journals that has successfully passed the First evaluation of the Quality of Spanish Scientific Journals conducted by FECYT (Spanish Foundation of Science and Technology), which is responsible for the repository following the open call in October 2007. The open code program Open Journal Systems (OJS) [2], a powerful tool in scientific publishing, is integrated into this repository. RECyT has a newspaper library, which contains a certain number of journals, and a module of Journal Publishing, which allows one to manage different matters including the sending of originals, communication with authors, the process of peer revision, style corrections, layout, etc. We hope that this system, which we are still in the phase of adapting and testing, will allow us to shorten the time necessary to produce articles, with the additional benefits for the authors and for the publication of the journal. In any case, this will only affect the management of the journal at the beginning, as the numbers will continue to be published in the usual Web of RELIEVE. Even though the use of the platform is rather simple and intuitive, we wish to facilitate its use by preparing a short instruction manual that will be accessible from the section of instructions for authors.

Extending our reach to a wider reading public is another one of our aims. Up to this moment, RELIEVE has had an impact over (although not exclusively) in Spanish-speaking countries, as has been shown in the study of the journal's internationality carried out by Aliaga & Surez (2007). Without ceasing to expand our already considerable presence in Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. , we would like to also expand our reach to other audiences. One of the objectives we want to reach is the increase of published articles in English. On some occasions, we have published work in this language and a good example of this is the presence of many short articles in this last issue of 2009. Also, we are translating to English those articles that obtain the best diffusion diffusion, in chemistry, the spontaneous migration of substances from regions where their concentration is high to regions where their concentration is low. Diffusion is important in many life processes. . The intention is to edit in both languages all published articles in RELIEVE. This means a little more effort from our authors, as much Spanish speakers as English speakers, but we understand the potential increase of the impact and diffusion that their work would have and it will greatly compensate them. To amplify the visibility of our journal, facilitating the access to its contents to a larger audience, (more than the concise information that a Title or Abstract contributes) will increase the reading, and therefore, citation of the works that are published in it. The authors that have recently consulted our publication will have found the recommendation--newly added--of bringing us to the English version of the works that have already been accepted for their publication.

Another plan of action directed in favor of the international expansion of RELIEVE is that of continuing to administer its inclusion in more databases and newspaper libraries, key elements in the diffusion which the previous team would have already obtained great success. The have assumed that RELIEVE is presently indexed in a large number of databases, as can be confirmed in Aliaga & Surez (2008). In this last year we have continued intensifying in·ten·si·fy  
v. in·ten·si·fied, in·ten·si·fy·ing, in·ten·si·fies

v.tr.
1. To make intense or more intense:
 this process of inclusion in more databases, as much as a medium of diffusion of our authors work as a sticker of quality to exceed the demanded requirements for admission. In this sense, the last achieved incorporation until now was produced in the first semester se·mes·ter  
n.
One of two divisions of 15 to 18 weeks each of an academic year.



[German, from Latin (cursus) s
 of 2009, and it was nothing less than the acceptation of RELIEVE in the prestigious SCOPUS. This database is defined as "the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources". It includes thirty-eight million references from 18,000 academic journals with a quality filter (revision for stops). Sponsored by the Elsevier group, it intends to become the leading competitor of databases known as ISI-Thompson (Web of Science).

An increase in this type of distribution could lead, paradoxically, to an apparent slowdown in the number of direct queries to the journal, as our articles are available on more and more sites independent from our servers (EBSCO, Redalyc, Novadors, etc.). The actual queries to one of our articles found in these places would not be covered, obviously, in our statistics. The wide diffusion provided by the internet is counterbalanced by dispersion, though in our case we don't consider it as a drawback DRAWBACK, com. law. An allowance made by the government to merchants on the reexportation of certain imported goods liable to duties, which, in some cases, consists of the whole; in others, of a part of the duties which had been paid upon the importation.  since it helps to give greater publicity to the journal.

Another factor in the same sense is the distinction attained by RELIEVE upon being designated as 'Source Journal' in In-RECS, the organization charged with measuring the rate of impact Spanish journals have on Social Sciences. This means that, after a rigorous analysis, it has been considered inside of the "core of scientific Spanish journals of the most influential Social Sciences", as indicated in the procedure for conducting its database[ 3]. All of this in spite of the fact that in our particular area of specialty citation habits are not generous. This affects, no doubt, the projection capabilities of the journals specializing in educational research and evaluation, which already is a much smaller area (number of researchers involved) than others. Within the parameters of scientific excellence, the level of impact of the journals is a basic requirement and the citation is the most accepted indicator assesses the scientific community, which is operationalized with a count of the references to the magazine included at the end of an article. Apart from other quality criteria, the rate of impact is the most relevant factor in establishing a ranking of the importance of the publications. It should be noted that the indices used, especially in limited areas, are extremely sensitive (or volatile, depending on the point of view) very small variations in the number of citations can cause significant changes in ranking. It has been considered that they count, mainly, the hits realized on articles published in the last two or three years (according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 different databases9 on known journals, for example, those that are in ISI or are 'Source Journal' in In-RECS (they can consult http://ec3.ugr.es/inrecs/listado/Educacion-fuente.htm).

The citation, therefore, is a useful tool within reach of everyone to boost the recognition of the journals of our fields and will contribute to our following of readers established all too well in other very consolidated scientific fields, whose "publication culture" manages to position and maintain their journals as the most cited. We make an appeal to the reflection of the academic community, but also, of course, to the action.

In this sense, we are making a database of information received from published articles in our journal that can benefit enormously from the collaboration of our readers, those which can inform us of the citations in published articles in RELIEVE, or when they see information cited in the articles they consult.

Finally, a third initiative that is already underway has been to start to negotiate in collegiate col·le·giate  
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or held to resemble a college.

2. Of, for, or typical of college students.

3. Of or relating to a collegiate church.
 form the edition of RELIEVE those tasks that, until now, came as the sole responsibility of the Executive Director (or Editor). There are two reasons that this operating system operating system (OS)

Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs.
 was advised. One is the increasing number of originals that come to us for consideration, such as manifested in Graph 1. The volume of work starts to become difficult for only one Editor to possibly handle. The relentless processes and the irregular rhythm of publication would provoke pro·voke  
tr.v. pro·voked, pro·vok·ing, pro·vokes
1. To incite to anger or resentment.

2. To stir to action or feeling.

3. To give rise to; evoke: provoke laughter.
, apart from a certain point, a negative repercussion in the quality of the publication. The second reason also responds to a better quality effort in a more substantive sense and looks for specialized support that permits a process that is more suitable, and more expert decision making essential for the thematic the·mat·ic  
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being a theme: a scene of thematic importance.

2.
 variety of the articles we receive. For it we are organizing a limited group of Section Editors that will work in tight collaboration with us in the processing of articles that, because of their content, affect their fields of knowledge. The participation of the Section Editors, related as much to their exchange with the director of the journal as with the authors and the revisers, is a predicted element in OJS program routines. In this sense, a RELIEVE directive team has already been put together as Section Editors Maria Teresa Aguado (UNED), J. Francisco Lukas (Universidad del Pais Vasco), Javier Gil (Universidad de Sevilla) and Mari Paz Sandin (Universidad de Barcelona).

In other order of things, from the technical point of view, a purge To eliminate or delete.  of the hit counter has been created for some articles. Because of a problem with the programming of some of the meters, they had been shooting off unreasonable codes. Fortunately, we count with a second account independent of the hits, by which we have been able to identify and correct the problem. With this, we receive more reliable data, as much an indicator for the readers (that can find the most successful articles) as for the authors and editors that can realize (and accredit To give official authorization or status. To recognize as having sufficient academic standards to qualify graduates for higher education or for professional practice. In International Law: ) their circulation.

Other tasks for the near future have to do with the improvement in the use of keywords, as other publications are raising (Sanchez Valle, 2005, 2007) which explored the characteristics of indexation of some journals with the objective of making proposals in order to optimize it. This is a key question since the rate of visibility and impact of the publications relate to the form in which the data bases are fed, along with the data storage, recuperation recuperation /re·cu·per·a·tion/ (-koo?per-a´shun) recovery of health and strength.
recuperation,
n the process of recovering health, strength, and mental and emotional vigor.
, and diffusion of the information.

There is a lot left to do, but thanks to all the work of the editorial teams from before, we can see the path that is left to cover until we reach a comfortable position. We trust in the new boost that we are prepared to accept keeps allowing us to reach the best level of quality, diffusion, and impact. For the good of education, that is the common task of all of us.

References

Aliaga, F.M. y Surez-Rodriguez, J.M. (2007). Internacionalidad de las revistas academicas: Estudio de caso con RELIEVE. RELIEVE, v. 13, n. 1. http://www.uv.es/RELIEVE/v13n1/RELIEVEv13n1_0.htm. Retrieved 27/10/2009.

Aliaga, F.M. y Surez-Rodriguez, J. (2008). La repercusion cientifica de una revista academica: anlisis del caso de RELIEVE. RELIEVE, v. 14, n. 2. http://www.uv.es/RELIEVE/v14n2/RELIEVEv14n2_0.htm. Retrieved 27/10/2009.

Rodriguez Gomez, G. (2005). RELIEVE cumple 10 anos, pero ... como fue el primero? RELIEVE, v. 11, n. 2. http://www.uv.es/RELIEVE/v11n2/RELIEVEv11n2_1.htm. Retrieved 27/10/2009.

Sanchez Valle, I. (2005). Anlisis desde la perspectiva de la documentacion cientificopedagogica actual de la indizacion practicada en la revista Bordon (2001-2003). Bordon, v. 57, n 3, 379-396.

Sanchez Valle, I. (2007). Anlisis de la indizacion practicada en la revista Pedagogia Social (1998-2003). Revista Complutense de Educacion, Vol. 18, Num. 1, 133-158.

Marin Gracia, M.A. (2009). Una revista para el siglo XXI. Mirando al futuro: una nueva etapa a partir de una solida trayectoria. Revista de Investigacion Educativa, v. 27, n.1, 3-5

Notes

[1] From here I would like to thank the Association for the appointment, which is taken with concern for the great responsibility implied by the objective of maintaining the journal at the heights achieved, but with the confidence and security provided by continuing with Cisco's demonstrated experience--in many senses the soul of RELIEVE- with his wise and generous support in the early moments of operation and learning and with the help of everyone that works at RELIEVE: the Advisory Board, the Editorial Board, reviewers, collaborators and trainees. (A.D. Correa).

[2] Open Journal System is a research and development initiative of the Public Knowledge Project at University of British Columbia. http://pkp.sfu.ca.

[3] See http://ec3.ugr.es/inrecs/informacion/como1.htm#3

ABOUT THE AUTHORS / SOBRE LOS AUTORES

Correa-Pinero, Ana D. (acorrea@ull.es). Professor in the Department of Didactics and Educational Research at the Universidad de La Laguna (Spain). Campus Central, Modulo B. C/ Delgado Barreto, s/n. 38071 La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain). His main area of work is "Research methods". She was named Executive Director of RELIEVE in June of 2009. Find other articles by this author in Scholar Google Buscar otros articulos de esta autora en Scholar Google

Francisco M. Aliaga (Francisco.Aliaga@uv.es): Professor in the Department of Research Methods and Diagnostic in Education at the University of Valencia The University of Valencia (official name in Catalan Universitat de València) is a Spanish university, located in the city of Valencia.

The Universitat de València is one of the oldest and largest universities in Spain, having been founded in 1499 and currently
 (Spain), the address of which is Avda. Blasco Ibanez, 30. 46010-Valencia (Spain). His main areas of work are "Internet and Education", "Research methodology" and "Research evaluation". He was named Executive Editor of RELIEVE in September 2001 and was promoted to Director in June of 2009. Find other articles by this author in Scholar Google
Graph 1--Articles submitted to RELIEVE by year.

2003           44
2004           40
2005           64
2006           80
2007           63
2008          102
(est.) 2009   120

The data for 2009 is an estimation made using the data available as of
November 1.

Note: Table made from line graph.
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