The 2010 edition of Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports, released on June 28th 2011, provides further evidence that open access journals are delivering not only high visibility but also high rates of citation and impact.
Altogether 101 BioMed Central journals now have official Impact Factors, with 21 journals recording their first Impact Factors this year. Meanwhile, among the 80 journals which already had Impact Factors, 52 journals had an increase in their Impact Factor. For further information and a full list of the new Impact Factors, see the blog post.
We are also delighted to announce that Stem Cell Research & Therapy has recently been accepted for tracking by Thomson Reuters. The journal is expected to receive its first Impact Factor in June 2012. Read our blog for more details.
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With the launch of International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS), we recently announced our 50th SpringerOpen journal. One year ago Springer launched the open access initiative in order to expand open access to all disciplines within the science, technology and medicine (STM) fields. We are very happy with the positive response and the great interest amongst scientists as well as societies in developing new open access journals with us.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) recently announced that it has agreed to mandate open access publication. EPSRC now requires authors to comply with this mandate and ensure that all EPSRC-sponsored research submitted for publication on or after 1st September 2011, must be available on an open access basis through any appropriate publication.
The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Faculty Senate adopted an open access resolution encouraging faculty members to make their scholarly work freely available online, in May 2011. The resolution encourages faculty to publish their research in open access journals, to help facilitate the broader dissemination of research findings to the general public.
Your institution can help support open access in scholarly publishing through joining the BioMed Central Membership Program.
The CBCRA has announced that they have created an open access repository of peer-reviewed literature on breast cancer research that has been funded by the CBCRA. The CBCRA is the primary granting agency for breast cancer research in Canada, allocating $138 million to research in Canada to date. Since February this year, around 25% of all research funded by CBCRA has been made open access. All original research published in BioMed Central’s online, open access journal Breast Cancer Research is open access, and as such freely available for all to read upon publication. Breast Cancer Research recently received its 2010 Impact Factor - an increase to 5.79 - retaining its place as the highest-ranking breast cancer-specific journal in the field of oncology.
The University of Kansas recently announced that it has spearheaded the formation of a 22-member Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI), including Harvard University, Columbia University and Duke University. COAPI intends to "collaborate and share open access implementation strategies", as well as advocating nationally for open access institutions.
A very well-received poster was presented at Open Repositories 2011, titled 'Methods of Population BibApp Researcher Pages'. It demonstrated how BibApp researchers pages are populated currently and served as a discussion point for other methods of population BibApp, including from a repository. View our poster here and read our blog about the Developer Challenge.
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