Until recently Thomson's Journal Citation Reports service (JCR) has remained essentially unchallenged as the metric to journal rankings, but now a new journal citation metric, the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), looks set to offer an alternative source.
Unlike the JCR (which is available to subscribers only), SCImago is freely available online, and also offers important improvements, compared to the JCR.
BioMed Central recognises the challenges that libraries are facing in administering funds to support open access publishing and have been discussing how libraries, funding agencies and research administration can collaborate to set up central funds and processes for open access publishing.
A number of large institutions and their libraries have already successfully set up central funds.
We are pleased to announce that Open Repository has recently been upgraded to include the latest DSpace features. Open Repository 1.4.9 comprises of all the key components of DSpace 1.4.2 and many of the key components of DSpace 1.5.
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