Authors:Julia Osca-Lluch, Pedro Blesa, José Barrueco, Elena Velasco, and Thomas Krichel
This paper studies the main characteristics of the citation indexes currently developed in Spain. The paper compares the impact
factors offered by Spanish citation indexes with the impact factor of Spanish journals also collected by the JCRs of the ISI
(SCI and SSCI) over a five-year period (2001–2005). Spanish journals published in English have higher impact factor scores
in the JCR databases of the ISI than in Spanish citation indexes.