Research journals of the UCN are ranked first in the Latin American Ranking Scimago

2019-06-18
DATE: JUNE 6, 2019   The publication Projections, reached the best places since they are part of this index. The first place at the Latin American level in the prestigious Scimago Ranking, the journal of the Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) achieved projections from the Department of Mathematics. This achievement was highlighted by the director of Research and Analysis of the Scientific Production of that House of Higher Studies, Williams Briceño, who explained that Projecciones for the first time reached the second quartile in the prestigious indicator. The professional added that the data reached by these journals UCN indexed in Scopus, are the best they have obtained since they are part of that index. "In June of every year, the Scimago Scientific Journals ranking updates the information of the journals that are indexed in Scopus, and from that the journal indicators are updated. One of those indicators is the SJR, from which the quartile of the journal is calculated in a certain area of research", explained Briceño. Meanwhile, the Proyecciones journal reached Quartil 2 (Q2) for the first time within this index and SJR Scimago ranking, going up 19 places in CiteScore - Scopus, ranking first in Latin America in the Mathematics (miscellaneous) category, and in location 12 if Only Open Access journals are considered internationally.