The Cabildo of Gran Canaria remember in the number 65 of the Yearbook of Atlantic Studies the figure of the Canarian historian and researcher Antonio de Bethencourt Massieu, former editor of the publication until his death in March 2017. The extraordinary edition published exceptionally on paper (published five years ago in digital format), will be presented next Tuesday, January 29, at 8:00 p.m. the House of Columbus, in charge of Manuel Lobo Cabrera, Professor of Modern History of the ULPGC and current director of the magazine.
In the aforementioned presentation that pays homage to the former rector of the University of La Laguna and dean of the UNED's School of Geography and History, they will also participate Manuel de Paz Sánchez, Professor of History of America at the University of La Laguna (ULL); Emilia Salvador Esteban, Professor of Modern History at the University of Valencia, and Maximiano Trapero, professor of Spanish Philology and professor emeritus of the ULPGC.
In the words of the current director of the magazine, Manuel Lobo "this Yearbook it has been published uninterrupted since 1955, and for five years, exclusively digitally, so this number 65 has a special value to recover the physical image of a publication that is a fundamental reference in historical research in the Canary Islands , with aspects that embrace and open new horizons in the knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean, the projection of the Islands and the Canary Islands in itself ".
On this occasion, the publication reflects the opinion of former students of the historian, as well as representatives of the universities with which it was linked, and brings together 32 articles of researchers from universities and research centers, both Spanish and foreign, including of course the Universities of La Laguna and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The contents cover the General History, the Atlantic History, the Economic History, the History of the Art, the Archeology, the Literature and – in the area of the sciences – the Geology.
The Yearbook of Atlantic Studies It has become the most important periodical publication of scientific nature in the Canary Islands and has become an essential tool for the research of the archipelago and its Atlantic framework. The sixty-four editions that have seen the light to date include more than a thousand articles that disseminate the research work of more than four hundred authors.
The Yearbook it has been published only in electronic format since number sixty and has integrated the system into its editing process Open Journal System, platform that allows the integral editorial management and access to its contents. As confirmed by its director Manuel Lobo, "the journal keeps its referential character alive over time".
Therefore, this system is a clear commitment of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria for the modernization and updating of the new publishing trends required for scientific publications.
The Yearbook is also ascribed to the trend of Open Access, philosophy that seeks to eliminate economic and technological barriers in publishing, trying to obtain, in return, as benefits, greater accessibility for documents and greater visibility for authors.
The journal is collected in the database LATINDEX, ISOC (CINDOC), REDIAL-CEISAL, DIGITAL MEMORY OF THE CANARY ISLANDS (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), REDALYC of the Autonomous University of Mexico, and obtained the recognition of its scientific quality by the University of Granada, being integrated into group B (Very Good), becoming the only magazine of the Canary Islands with this qualification.