Open access journals in Computer Science 2012-08-20


“Open access journals make articles freely available. Some of them even allow the authors to keep the copyright of their work. It would seem that they offer a compelling alternative to traditional journals, especially if you hope to reach to people outside academia... The directory of open access journals gives a list of over 300 open access journals in Computer Science. However, there are a few sore points...Indexing of open access Computer Science journal is generally weak... indexes are important in Computer Science such as DBLP and the ACM Digital Library. Scopus is also often used by hiring and promotion committees... I could find only two open access journals indexed by ACM... And, of course, no ACM publication is open access. Quite clearly, ACM is doing little to help open access... Many open access Computer Science journals require complete copyright transfer... When reviewing open access journals in Computer Science, I see that several of them inexplicably require complete copyright transfer...”



08/16/2012, 06:08

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Tags: oa.publishers oa.comment oa.copyright oa.cs oa.societies oa.citations oa.doaj oa.indexing oa.acm oa.journals



Date tagged:

08/20/2012, 15:21

Date published:

01/26/2012, 17:31