the academic-scientific journals are one of the outstanding means of communication and diffusion of the investigation results. nevertheless they don't have all the same prestige and degree of influence in the scientific community. the possibilities that a work is well-known, read and cited depend on its quality and visibility. the aim of this investigation is to determine the visibility in google scholar of a set of latin-american library and information science journals, and to classify them according to its degree of visibility. using the publish or perish application to recover journal cites, indicators based on citation were estimated. techniques of multivaried analysis of data were combined to make groups of journals according to their degree of visibility. finally, graphical representations that facilitate the interpretation of the results and the identification of the groups of journals with high, mean and low visibility were elaborated.