Environmental Psychology through the study of the journal MACH-PsyecologyApplying Network Analysis to scientific production

  1. Sergi Valera Pertegàs 1
  2. Bernardo Hernández Ruiz
  3. Juan Ignacio Aragonés Tapia 2
  1. 1 Universitat de Barcelona

    Universitat de Barcelona

    Barcelona, España

    ROR https://ror.org/021018s57

  2. 2 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

Revista de historia de la psicología

ISSN: 0211-0040 2445-0928

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 43

Issue: 4

Pages: 30-39

Type: Article

More publications in: Revista de historia de la psicología


Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2022
  • Journal Impact: 0.250
  • Field: HISTORIA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 51/294
  • Field: HISTORIA GENERAL Y ESPECIALIZADA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 22/117
  • Field: PSICOLOGÍA Quartile: C3 Rank in field: 55/109


  • Social Sciences: B

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2022
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.07
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 204/215


The present study explores the Environmental Psychology’s scientific production of the journal MACHPsyecology. It is studied as a complex network by using the Network Analysis methodology. Beyond classical bibliometric analysis, Network Analysis provides a set of analytical strategies that can lead to visualize and describe data networks related to the journal’s production referring to thematic map, institutional relationships and co-authored groups. Data included 223 papers published by MACH (from 2000 to 2009) and Psyecology (since 2010 to 2018). These papers involved 895 keywords, 143 universities or institutions, and 404 authors. The results contribute to a deeper understanding of Environmental Psychology in the Iberian context, and the connections with other geographical contexts, mainly Latin American and European. Furthermore, Network Analysis revealed the main clusters of institutions and research teams that are impelling the development of the discipline in this specific context, as well as the thematic map of the contributions.

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