With an ever increasing number of scientific articles published on a daily basis, alongside a growing number of publishing outlets, it has become increasingly difficult to attract attention to Open Access journal newcomers. A Blog Article by Kamil Mizera and Witold Kieńć. Promoting journals across and beyond the scholarly world, such as among scientists, prospective authors, journalists and wider public, is a key to a successful launch of a journal. Content is king, many might say – but having the contents reach the scientists poses a challenge in the increasingly scattered scientific publishing landscape. If you want the contents of […]
Authors who publish their research in Open Access have at their fingertips an infinite platform for self-promotion: the Internet. Since their publications are automatically available online, anyone who can access the web has the possibility to read them – unlike in the traditional publishing model, whereby visibility and discoverability levels are much more restricted. However, the mere fact that an article or a monograph is available online does not mean that it will be noticed by all potential readers.
The excellent Public Knowledge Project (PKP) recently released an open source piece of software that’s specifically geared towards publishing monographs: OMP is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes, and scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP will operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities. The Open Monograph Press is exactly the sort of initiative we need right now for the academic monograph. As Jonathan Gray wrote: The UK government’s recently announced plans to open up publicly funded research have had a luke warm response […]
The progress of science wouldn’t be possible without scientific journals, which play a key role in reporting new research findings. With thousands of scientific journals published today, obviously of various quality – there is a need – for authors, readers, librarians or funders alike – to have a reliable instrument for measuring a journal’s importance and relevance to the academic community. The most common method of evaluating journals uses bibliometric citation analysis – and its most universally used instrument is impact factor, which is calculated and published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), now part of Thomson Reuters. Impact factor […]