Article visibility: journal impact factor and availability of full text in PubMed Central and open access

peter.suber's bookmarks 2017-09-13

Summary:

Abstract:  Both the impact factor of the journal and immediate full-text availability in Pubmed Central (PMC) have featured in editorials before.1-3 In 2004, the editor of the Cardiovascular Journal of Africa (CVJA) lamented, like so many others, the injustice of not having an impact factor, its validity as a tool for measuring science output, and the negative effect of a low perceived impact in drawing attention from publications from developing countries.1,4

Since then, after a selection process, we have been indexed by the Web of Science® (WoS) and Thomson Reuters (Philadelphia, PA, USA), and have seen a growing impact factor. In the case of PMC, our acceptance to this database was announced in 2012,2 and now we are proud that it is active and full-text articles are available dating back to 2009. The journal opted for immediate full open access (OA), which means that full-text articles are available on publication date for anybody with access to the internet.

Link:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3821054/

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oa.discoverability oa.jif oa.metrics oa.citations oa.impact oa.pmc oa.green oa.repositories oa.south oa.advantage

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09/13/2017, 08:10