Review of national and international initiatives on books and book publishers assessment
Palabras clave:Book assessment, Academic book publishers, Academic monographs, Quality indicators, Humanities and social sciences, Scientific assessment.
This article presents various systems for assessing academic books and/or book publishers in several European countries and two in Latin America. It has been structured according to the methodologies used in each system: expert opinion, reviews, holdings in academic libraries, specialization, original selection procedures, citations, and systems integrating different variables. The objective is to offer a panoramic view for evaluators, authors, librarians, and editors to use in decision making. Also included are conclusions about various assessment systems, their potential, and the optimum conditions for their use in practice.