Tuesday, November 15, 2011

e-publisher: biomedcentral.com; example of a suite of open access journals: SpringerOpen; example of a journal: The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience


List: BioMed Central's portfolio of 223 journals (DATA@nov 2011)

Starting a new, open access journal with BioMed Central
Our journal management system incorporates online tools for manuscript submission, peer review and editorial decision making. We make this technology available without charge to suitably qualified groups of researchers that wish to operate their own open access online journals


Journals affiliated with learned societies or other organizations represent the fastest growing segment of BioMed Central’s portfolio. Recent examples of journal transfers to BioMed Central include "Genetics Selection Evolution", a journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France: http://www.gsejournal.org/about
To further increase the visibility of the journal and its older content we will also submit the back content for inclusion in PubMed Central and PubMed, as well as to other archives and repositories. An example are the 40 volumes preceding the transfer of Genetics Selection Evolution to BioMed Central in 2008.

Transferring journals to BioMed Central and converting to open access is cost- and hassle-free. There is no interruption to the journal’s existing coverage by indexing and bibliometric services, including impact factor tracking. High visibility and the citation advantage that comes with open access can give a further boost to a journal's reputation and ranking.

Chemistry Central publishes peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry. Chemistry Central is part of the BioMed Central group.

SpringerOpen is Springer’s new suite of open access journals which will cover all disciplines. SpringerOpen journals are fully and immediately open access and will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution license. This makes it easy for authors to fully comply with open access mandates and retain copyright. SpringerOpen journals combine open access and our expertise in delivering high-quality and rapid publications, from online submission systems and in-depth peer review to an efficient, author-friendly production process.

Authors publishing in a SpringerOpen journal retain the copyright to their work, licensing it under the Creative Commons Attribution License. This license allows articles to be freely downloaded from the SpringerOpen website, and also allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited.


Over 10 SpringerOpen journals already have Impact Factors and many more have been accepted by Thomson Reuters (ISI) for citation tracking and inclusion in Web of Science and will receive an Impact Factor in the next two years. Individual journal Impact Factors can be found in our general FAQ or by visiting the individual journal homepage.

Journals currently covered by Thomson Scientific (ISI):
Advances in Difference Equations – Impact Factor: 0.891
Boundary Value Problems – Impact Factor: 1.047
Chinese Science Bulletin – Impact Factor: 1.087
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing – Impact Factor: 1.012
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing - Impact Factor: 0.619
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking – Impact Factor: 0.815
Fixed Point Theory and Applications – Impact Factor: 1.936
Gold Bulletin – Impact Factor: 2.719
Journal of Inequalities and Applications – Impact Factor: 0.879
Nanoscale Research Letters – Impact Factor: 2.557
The Journal of Headache and Pain – Impact Factor: 2.015

All articles published in SpringerOpen journals are included in many bibliographic databases so that your work can be found easily and cited by researchers and clinicians around the world.

All articles in journals published by BioMed Central are included immediately in PubMed, the most widely used biomedical bibliographic database service. PubMed is the National Library of Medicine service that provides access to MEDLINE, articles not yet in MEDLINE and articles from additional life science journals. An increasing number of journals published by BioMed Central are also indexed by the Thomson Reuters (ISI) and hence searchable through Web of Science, and other Thomson Reuters (ISI) products. All BioMed Central's journals are indexed by CAS and Scopus and all the biology titles are indexed by BIOSIS.

Note that because the full text of all BioMed Central research articles is available without registration or subscription, search engines such as Google (Google scholar) also index them, greatly increasing their visibility. All BioMed Central research articles are indexed by the science focussed search engine, Scirus.

BioMed Central participates in CrossRef and the Open Citation Project, allowing direct linking from citations to an article elsewhere to the full text of that article in a BioMed Central journal.

Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), SCOPUS, INSPEC, Zentralblatt Math, Google Scholar, EBSCO, CSA, Academic OneFile, ASFA, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, Business Source, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Chinese Science Citation Database, Current Abstracts, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, Current Index to Statistics, Current Mathematical Publications, Digital Mathematics Registry, EMBiology, Gale, GeoRef, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Mass Spectrometry Bulletin, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by Serial Solutions, Zoological Record

A new journal:

The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience 2011, 1:1 (3 May 2011)

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