The scientific journal of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Vegueta: Yearbook of the Faculty of Geography and History, which since 1992 has been published by the Faculty of Geography and History, has published a new number, corresponding to the year 2021, which includes works related to Cultural Landscapes and Heritage. As of this year 2021, the publication will be published every six months, with a second number published next July, compared to the previous annual frequency.
Vegueta nº 21 (2021) includes an editorial signed by Manuel Ramirez Sanchez and María del Cristo González Marrero, in which it is stated that the objectives set seven years ago have been achieved: in 2014 it was included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS); in 2016 it was in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new product of the Core Collection of Web of Science. In 2019 Vegueta obtained an outstanding position in the first edition of the Ranking of REDIB magazines, prepared by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and Universia, simultaneously with Clarivate Analytics, the company that owns the Web of Science, maintaining since then its excellent position in the successive editions of this ranking.
That same year the journal obtained the Quality Seal of Spanish Scientific Journals FECYT, which has been revalidated in 2020, which has allowed it to be part of the restricted number of journals included in the Ranking of visibility and impact of Spanish scientific journals of Humanities and Social Sciences with the FECYT quality seal since its first edition at the end of 2019. Finally, in October 2020, the Elsevier Editorial Group reported that the magazine Vegueta: Yearbook of the Faculty of Geography and History has been selected for inclusion in SCOPUS. The evaluation committee has positively highlighted, among other aspects, that the journal publishes scientifically sound and relevant articles for an international academic or professional audience in its field.
In addition, two more novelties are announced to continue improving the editorial quality of Vegueta: its semester edition, which will allow increasing the number of articles published each year while helping to reduce the waiting time for the publication of those works that have exceeded the external evaluation process. And, secondly, that from this year 2021 all published articles will have DOI (Digital Object Identifier), which will improve the digital and unique durability of the published content, as well as the metadata associated with each record.
The number 21 includes 13 items in the Dossier section, 11 in the Studies section and 1 in the reviews section
Vegueta is an interdisciplinary scientific journal published by the Faculty of Geography and History of the ULPGC since 1993. It publishes original and unpublished research works in any of the usual languages in the academic field, on History, Geography and Art History, once they exceed an anonymous evaluation process by experts.