Posted by: bluesyemre | November 27, 2012

As Open Access Explodes, How to Tell The Good From the Bad and the Ugly?

  • Almost everyone agreed that scientists could use some help. Funders are increasingly pushing scientists to publish in OA journals, which offer their content online for free and charge authors a publication fee rather than bill for subscriptions. Many scientists say they support the idea of open access, SURF’s Marc Dupuis says—but more importantly, they want to publish in journals where their papers get noted and cited. Because they are so young, most OA journals don’t yet have an impact factor, a controversial but well-established indicator of journal quality published by Thomson Reuters.

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