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Today we present an interview with prof. Gregor Serša, the editor-in-chief of Radiology and Oncology, the Journal of Association of Radiology and Oncology, published by De Gruyter Open, with an Impact Factor of 1.602 in 2012. Professor Serša is also a researcher at the Institute […]
People often ask how it is possible that something as idealistic as Open Access (OA) has gained popularity and become a significant part of the scientific publishing market. I think, however, that it is more interesting to ask why it is not happening even faster? […]
It is still quite a new phenomenon in scientific publishing, but the idea behind it is simple. When submitting your article online, you would like to know how many people have read it, how many people are talking about it, their opinions and whether your […]
Journal Impact Factor. For some it is one of the most important metrics of an article’s scientific credibility. For others, it is just an aberration that does not measure anything but “prestige”. One thing is for sure, the IF has become a great headache for […]
The Hindu newspaper recently published a highly revealing interview with Leslie Chan, champion of the Open Access Initiative, about the impact of Open Access on scientific development. A few extracts from the interview in particular deserve some additional comments.
The validity of the Open Access model is constantly being debated when it comes to scientific publishing. Many researchers are still uncertain whether to publish in this model or not. What are then the benefits of publishing in Open Access? We should take a closer […]
One of the really fascinating points made in the Berstein Report (see here for previous coverage) is that a small proportion of journals account for most the readership within a certain field. We can see this in the graph below: The data used here is taken […]
Berstein Research recently released a report entitled The Tyranny of Competition – SCOAP3 shows that price premium is difficult to sustain in an OA World (see here). If you haven’t guessed from the title, the report doesn’t make for rosy reading if you’re at Reed […]
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 […]