Evaluación de la calidad ética y del contenido de los recursos online para padres

  1. Arminda Suárez Perdomo 1
  2. Sonia Byrne 1
  3. María José Rodrigo López 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

Comunicar: Revista Científica de Comunicación y Educación

ISSN: 1134-3478

Year of publication: 2018

Issue Title: Ciencia y saber compartidos. Acceso abierto, tecnologías y educación

Issue: 54

Pages: 19-28

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3916/C54-2018-02 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Cited by

  • Scopus Cited by: 12 (23-11-2023)
  • Dialnet Metrics Cited by: 5 (28-11-2023)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 8 (18-10-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 9 (08-04-2023)
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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Impact Factor: 3.338
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 3.063
  • Article influence score: 0.288
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 10/243 (Ranking edition: SSCI)
  • Area: COMMUNICATION Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 9/88 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2018
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.851
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Education Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 197/1600
  • Area: Communication Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 59/497
  • Area: Cultural Studies Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 25/1168

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Impact: 3.580
  • Field: COMUNICACIÓN Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 1/65
  • Field: EDUCACIÓN Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 1/241


  • Social Sciences: A+

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2018
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 4.8
  • Area: Cultural Studies Percentile: 99
  • Area: Education Percentile: 95
  • Area: Communication Percentile: 95

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2018
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 3.24
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 6/717
  • Area: COMMUNICATION Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 5/198


(Data updated as of 08-04-2023)
  • Total citations: 9
  • Recent citations: 4
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 6.78


The quality of the online resources for parents offering access to open knowledge has hardly received attention despite their increasing number. This paper provides a framework to examine the ethical and content quality of parenting resources. The ethical criteria were based on “the Health on the Net” (HON) framework whereas the content criteria were based on the Positive Parenting framework and the effectiveness of the learning materials used. The criteria were applied to a survey of international websites (n=100) for Spanishspeaking parents. Chisquare analyses showed that websites from Spain, official companies sites and information sites, as compared to South American, parents’ and interactive sites, scored higher in the ethical criteria of privacy, authority, justifiability and financial disclosure. Hierarchical cluster analysis applied to content criteria showed that the High quality websites, unlike the Low quality ones, valued gender equality, a positive parental role, modeled a variety of parenting practices, educational contents with multimedia formats, and made use of experiential, academic and technical information. Privacy, financial disclosure and justifiability were more likely to be found in the High and Medium quality content clusters. In conclusion, the study illustrates some of the challenges of open knowledge and sets out the priority areas for quality improvement for website designers and for professionals who want to help parents develop effective skills for searching for trustworthy sources

Funding information

El presente estudio contó con el apoyo del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO), del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), en el marco de las subvenciones PSI2015-69971-R y EDU2012-38588.

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