Content curation in Ibero-American scientific journals of information and documentation

Objectives: The article aims to analyse the characteristics of content curation carried out by Ibero-American scientific journals of information and documentation in their social networks.

Methodology: Descriptive research based on the technique of content analysis of digital products, where both a quantitative approach is presented, regarding the presence of the elements studied, and a qualitative approach, of analysis and selection of good practices. All Ibero-American journals in the Library and Information Science category have been examined according to Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR).

Results: 60% of magazines have profiles on social networks, although only 55% are active, their preferred platform being Twitter. Content curation predominates in their publications, present in 86% of their posts in 15 of the 18 profiles analysed; at the thematic level, the majority of publications post about the current issue (60.57%); in each social network profile, one curation technique usually predominates above the rest, the most used being Comment (6 profiles), followed by Extract, Summarize and Quote (in 4). It is concluded that a good part of the Ibero-American information and documentation magazines have social networks and that they widely use content curation techniques to disseminate their academic production.