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Some considerations about reviewing and open-access in scientific publishing [article]

Paolo Politi, Giuseppe Gaeta, Satya N. Majumdar, Antonio Politi, Stefano Ruffo
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Scientific publishing has changed as well, mainly because of the strong increased number of submitted papers and because of the appearance of Open Access journals and publishers.  ...  Scientific research changed profoundly over the last 30 years, in all its aspects.  ...  business (I happen to have friends who run some small scientific publishing house, so I have some idea about this).  ... 
arXiv:2104.01794v2 fatcat:7lih3k2eqjaynpfeddb4qktjje

Open Access in Heart Failure

Christopher M. O'Connor
2020 JACC. Heart failure  
, regional, and international research counsels and funding bodies must be published in open access journals or made immediately available to open access platforms (1).  ...  Decrease in the quality of review and subsequent quality of scientific publications.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2020.01.001 pmid:32000963 fatcat:3y5gynpy4ffavmvezgoavknw4m

Open Access Publishing and its Role for Researchers in Countries with Limited Science Funding

Volodymyr I. Lushchak
2012 Biochemistry & Pharmacology Open Access  
Senior for fruitful discussions on the topic and for making corrections to the English.  ...  The open access publishing initiative is here to stay and is having a positive impact on scientific research in general.  ...  Having some experience with editing books and reviewing manuscripts within the frame of open access, I can say that not only were materials submitted sometimes of a low quality -from a scientific and technical  ... 
doi:10.4172/2167-0501.1000e118 fatcat:pxg5eabitfdmhe52vsmr4l25fm

Who'd be a referee?

2008 Nature Nanotechnology  
Important questions remain about what constitutes the accepted version of a paper and about the delay between publication in a journal and posting on the relevant open-access website, but the open-access  ...  For a fee, some publishers (but not Nature Publishing Group) are willing to make a paper open access, but authors of such papers would certainly be justified in asking to have the fees waived in return  ...  The average review takes about 8.6 hours and is completed within 3-4 weeks. EDITORIAL  ... 
doi:10.1038/nnano.2008.61 pmid:18654473 fatcat:nbm6mchzvfbsfhq6i354cmoiuy

The purpose of peer review in the case of an open-access publication

Georgii A Alexandrov
2006 Carbon Balance and Management  
First scientific journals were simply a way of informing colleagues about new research findings. In due course, they started filtering out unreasonable claims, and introduced a peer-review system.  ...  In the case of an open-access publication, the marketable value of a manuscript is not the primary consideration, since access to the research is not being sold.  ...  Such evaluations are essential to predict reader's willingness-to-buy but they are not a primary consideration when choosing what to publish under an open access model.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1750-0680-1-10 pmid:16978396 pmcid:PMC1579208 fatcat:h6ey33bktvhprmouwxgxhsjxoi

Prospects of open access to Indian agricultural research: A case study of ICAR

Aneeja Guttikonda, Sridhar Gutam
2009 First Monday  
Conclusion Open accessible scholarly journals make peer reviewed contents freely available to the world. There are some costs for peer review, manuscript preparation, and server space.  ...  Now the time has come to think about wider and more open access to truly transform Indian agricultural journals.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v14i7.2488 fatcat:sojt6phxgnhnpemrj7qre5y5ku

The future of scientific publishing

Thomas F. Lüscher
2019 EuroIntervention  
Scientific publishing began thousands of years ago when the Greek philosophers started to write books about the creation of the world and the position of humans in it.  ...  Initially, philosophical thoughts and scientific concepts and discoveries were published in books and only much later in papers.  ...  The beginning Scientific publishing began thousands of years ago when the Greek philosophers started to write books about the creation of the world and the position of humans in it.  ... 
doi:10.4244/eijv15i2a28 fatcat:vd75njnoubblrlusowm4ag6dt4

Need for a change in scientific publishing

Steinar Risnes
2018 Nordic Perspectives on Open Science  
This is generally not the case with articles published in the traditional scientific journals. Open access journals are multiplying fast, but many are of questionable quality.  ...  Although open access publishing is less expensive than journal subscription, the article processing charges (APC) of open access journals are still high (up to 5,000 USD) and should be reduced.  ...  An expensive publishing service Scientific publishing has not only become big in terms of number of journals (about 28,000 scholarly peer-reviewed English-language journals) and number of articles published  ... 
doi:10.7557/11.4509 fatcat:elxt4av5rje33cfw4fgierx744

COVID-19 demonstrates the value of open access: What happens next?

Willa Tavernier
2020 College & research libraries news  
Some are facilitating rapid and open peer review and fast-tracking the publishing of related research.  ...  In the wake of COVID-19, many publishers have tacitly agreed that open access is beneficial to scientific advancement and necessary to move science forward to combat disease.  ...  Publishers have committed to open access publication of scientific articles relating to the disease.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crln.81.5.226 fatcat:62ke5p4uhzf7hchwfbwcumwb4q

The Open Access Initiative in Access to Technical and Scientific Information in Health Sciences

Javier Sanz Valero, Jorge Veiga de Cabo, Luis D. Castiel
2007 RECIIS  
The Open Access Initiative (OAI) relates to documents published electronically, and allows free and unrestricted access to the full text of scientific and research literature via the Internet.  ...  Open access is compatible with copyright, copyleft, peer review, printing, preservation and other characteristics associated with conventional academic literature.  ...  On the other hand, it must be taken into consideration that all of the ethical principles accumulated about scientific publication are applicable to open access publishing, and it may be necessary to hold  ... 
doi:10.3395/reciis.v1i1.50en fatcat:4j4ig6a6nvh5bbbogq4cxc3g6q

Open Access Journals: Knowledge and Attitudes among Cuban Health Researchers

Nancy Sánchez, Juan C Fernández
2008 MEDICC Review  
Variables included level of information about Open Access Movement terms and initiatives; papers published in open access journals; and reasons to publish, or not to publish, papers in such journals.  ...  Little knowledge of open access journals and other Open Access Movement terms and initiatives, and little use of open access journals as a publication means, were observed.  ...  published in open access journals.[15] MEDICC Review, Winter 2008, Vol 10, No 1  ... 
pmid:21483352 fatcat:cxxcreeoune3lfgtwovbiizfcm

Some current aspects on publication, citation and impact factor for journal of rehabilitation medicine

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2005 Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine  
The discussion about open access to scientific publication has been going on for some time now.  ...  In the fall of 2003, a number of European research organisations adopted the so-called Berlin declaration about open access to results from research.  ... 
doi:10.1080/16501970510 pmid:16287663 fatcat:sm3vaua37be23dl6anfhvfqiti

Open Access – Panacea or Pandora's Box?

Andrew Kerr
2016 Geoscience Canada  
Some pundits have even suggested that the effects of open access on traditional scientific publishing could resemble a mass extinction.  ...  Nevertheless, I feel confident in predicting that open access will bring more irreversible changes in scientific publishing, and that it may also affect how Geoscience Canada functions in the future.  ... 
doi:10.12789/geocanj.2016.43.092 fatcat:pmfihiaoobgstnyooxakz73mci

Book Review: Willinsky, J. (2006) The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. xv + 287 pp. ISBN 0-262-23242-1

John Bateman
2007 Linguistics and the Human Sciences  
Book reviewed Willinsky, J. (2006) The Access Principle: the case for open access to research and scholarship. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. xv + 287 pp. ISBN 0-262-23242-1.  ...  The book is, finally, also for those who have never wondered about these issues at all and who have assumed that the practice of publishing results in scholarly journals was a successful and appropriate  ...  linguistics and the human sciences In the Access Principle, Willinsky addresses the basic foundations underlying consideration of all these issues and comes to some dramatic conclusions.  ... 
doi:10.1558/lhs.v2i1.165 fatcat:ghe6y2eumfaaldz5aqc6pd76ca

Why Academics Choose to Publish in a Mega-Journal

Jovan Shopovski, Dejan Marolov
2017 Journal of Education and Learning  
With their broad scope, high publishing volume, a peer review process based on the scientific soundness of the content, and an open access model, mega journals have become an important part of scholarly  ...  Furthermore, the quality of the editorial board of the journal, the strong portfolio of papers and the open access concept are also significant factors in encouraging submission to a mega-journal.  ...  Moreover, ESJ publishes a high number of papers in every academic discipline, promoting the gold open-access model.  ... 
doi:10.5539/jel.v6n4p348 fatcat:o2ao5repabhddeys64cpjhlsua
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