Posts Tagged ‘open access’

Open access journals: impact vs. price

Posted: 06/04/2013 by arilab in General
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Is the price of OA journals relevant to the impact of the articles? Read this study!

Open access and social media

by Toma Susi

Abstract: The push for open access publishing gained significant momentum in 2012. The shift to open access is not only justified and necessary, but as a bonus also seems to enhance the impact of published research. This has big implications not only for individual researchers, but also journals and research universities via pre-existing ranking systems.

Another recent development is the increasing popularity of social media. It’s adept use is becoming an integral part of science outreach. In addition, it seems that such activity can directly influence the number of article downloads and citations, although more studies are needed to ascertain this effect.

Presenter: Toma Susi received his doctorate in nanomaterials research from Aalto SCI in June 2011. He has spent the past year actively building a social media presence and advocating for open access.


Read the announcement:

Today, February 12th 2013, we are very pleased to announce the publication of the first 30 PeerJ articles. Normally the launch of a new journal would be accompanied by an editorial in the pages of the first issue, but here at PeerJ we do things a little bit differently – we only publish Research Articles, and we don’t have issues, so we are marking the launch with a blog post.

PeerJ makes access to research free to all and affordable to publish for academic authors & their institutions. Starting at $99 – for life, PeerJ provides academics with two Open Access publication venues: PeerJ (a peer-reviewed academic journal) and PeerJ PrePrints (a ‘pre-print server’ coming in March). Both are focused on the Biological and Medical Sciences.


A great report on open access publication possibilities and the existing categories. By Peter Suber