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How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
How BioMed Central works with societies
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How BioMed Central works with societies

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Stefan Busch, Associate Publisher (Society Journals), BioMed Central

Stefan Busch, Associate Publisher (Society Journals), BioMed Central

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  • 1. How BioMed Central works with societies Stefan Busch Associate Publisher (Society Journals)
  • 2. Case studies of society journals in BioMed Central’s portfolio
  • 3. Case study 1 Transferred in 2006
  • 4. Reasons for transfer The journal needed: - Wider dissemination / web integration - Increase in number and quality of submissions - Improvement of bibliometric performance / impact factor
  • 5. Impact factor trend (5 years) Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 1 0.899 0.8 Impact Factor 0.717 0.6 0.408 0.375 0.4 0.318 0.2 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
  • 6. The 2001 – 2006 back archive was converted and retrospectively added to PubMed and PubMed Central
  • 7. Submission statistics (2006 – 2008) 06 07 08 20 20 20
  • 8. Case study 2 Launched in 2004 as the journal of the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft
  • 9. - so far a relatively small journal with high-quality papers - but the numbers will explode once the first official impact factor is out
  • 10. High SJR rankings are frequent for BioMed Central’s journals
  • 11. (category “Nutrition and Dietetics”, 2008) Red arrows point to BioMed Central journals
  • 12. Case study 3 Transferred in 2008
  • 13. Important reasons for transfer - Looking for better publisher services and faster turnaround times for articles - In a field relying heavily on image reproduction, “colour charges” for publications in subscription-based journals are often higher than BioMed Central’s article processing charges - Aiming to improve position in a competitive field
  • 14. Financial aspects of society journals (1) Article Processing Charges (3) Revenue Sources
  • 15. Article Processing Charges Scenario 1: author-side payment – BioMed Central’s standard APC – Plus an optional surcharge to give society additional revenue
  • 16. Article Processing Charges Scenario 2: Society covers all APCs – Discounted APC – A membership arrangement with the society leads to further discounts
  • 17. Article Processing Charges Scenario 3: Societies pay on behalf of their members – Either in full or in part (creating a benefit for members) – Discounts available for society-covered APCs – Can be combined with surcharge on top of standard APCs (creating incentive to join society)
  • 18. From ISBNPA members page: If you are submitting a manuscript to IJBNPA and the lead or corresponding author is a member of ISBNPA, then you are entitled to a 50% reduction in the Article Processing Fee. http://www.isbnpa.org/journal/
  • 19. Journal-related revenue for societies – Surcharge to APC – Supplements – Advertising
  • 20. Summary Financially Societies can choose between supporting their journal financially, or generating revenue from their journal, or various options in between Societies launching new journals BioMed Central’s services and technology, combined with broad indexing (PubMed from launch), have helped set new society journals in various fields on the path to success Societies transferring journals Transferred journals have seen marked improvements in submissions and ranking

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