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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hybrid OA journal boosts impact factor in 2007

The hybrid OA journal, Genome Research, boosted its impact factor significantly in 2007.  From its July 7 press release:

...[In 2007] Genome Research, published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, ...[had] an impact factor of 11.224, a considerable gain over 10.256 in 2006....

Genome Research now ranks #2 amongst primary research journals in the "Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology" category, #3 in "Genetics & Heredity," and seventh in the "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology" category....

PS:  GR's policy is to make all its articles OA after a six month moving wall and to offer an immediate OA option for a $2,000 fee.