Trabajos de Prehistoria: its development as an international journal of impact

Maria Isabel Martínez Navarrete, Ignacio Montero Ruiz

Trabajos de Prehistoria was included in 2008 in the SSCI, A&HCI and Scopus international scientific databases. It was the first Spanish archaeological journal with a JCR impact factor. This paper shows how several initiatives in scientific policy by the National Spanish Government and the CSIC lead to international recognition. This study also shows the trajectory of the journal since its creation and evaluates the effects of the internationalisation on the current management. The role played by the reviewers has been fundamental in attaining and maintaining the journal’s high scientific quality.

Keywords: scientific policy, journals, peer-review, quality, impact factor, CSIC, ISI, Scopus.