Launched in 2005, Brazilian Journalism Research is a scientific journal published by the Brazilian Association of Researchers in Journalism (SBPJor), which is published twice a year with free online access.
BJR has always aimed to internationalize Brazilian research. Since its inception the magazine has been published in English. It is only after volume 2.2008 that BJR would become bilingual, being published simultaneously in the English and Portuguese language. Additionally, in that same year the journal started to circulate exclusively online.
This option resulted in an openness of the publication to research produced in other national contexts. In eleven years (2005-2012), we have published 245 original articles, of which 31% of them were produced by researchers from foreign universities.
The journal has also increased the number of articles it publishes: from six to a minimum of 12 per issue. This did not affect the quality of the publication, which has an average rejection rate of 40% of the submitted articles.
Starting in 2008, the journal began a process of indexing in databases. Currently the publication is indexed in 18 databases and repositories, both multidisciplinary as well as those reserved exclusively for Social Sciences journals: Academic Journals Database, Diadorim, Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ, Ebsco Communication Source Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), EZB (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek), Latindex, LivRE, Periódicos Capes, REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico), Reviscom, Scopus, Sherpa/Romeo, Social Science Database (ProQuest), Sudoc, Sumários.Org., WordCat.
Staring in 2013 BJR began publishing texts in Spanish, which started to share space with the Portuguese edition of the journal. That year the Spanish abstracts also became mandatory for all articles published in the journal. Additionally, noteworthy is the fact that BJR was included in the recommended list of journals by the Agence.