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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

More on the ISI analysis of the impact of OA journals

Alison McCook, Open access journals rank well, The Scientist, April 27, 2004. Responses to the ISI report. Quoting James Pringle, Thomson ISI's VP for Development in Academic and Government Markets: The report contains "good news to all sides of the [OA] debate". Jan Velterop and I argued that the news is good for OA journals and that their impact factors will grow over time as they become even better established. Jan also argued that the data show that OA and conventional journals are "indistinguishable, from a quality point of view", contrary to allegations from some major commercial publishers.