Berlin 6 Open Access Conference: DK Sahu

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Berlin 6 Open Access Conference: DK Sahu

  1. 1. Citation and economic impact of  open access publishing:  Examples from the developing world D. K. Sahu, MD (Peds) Managing Director, Medknow Publications Pvt Ltd Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Sciences Executive Editor, Neurology India Managing Editor, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
  2. 2. Journals from DC are important • Flow of knowledge – South to North • “International” journals are not international – Content / Readers / Editorial board • Local importance – Local knowledge / local evidence – Policy making
  3. 3. Limited visibility = lost impact Limited circulation Fewer authors and Circle of Poor visibility and subscriptions limited readership accessibility Limited recognition Fewer citations
  4. 4. Fee-less immediate free access
  5. 5. Medknow’s Publishing model • Online submission and review system – Saves time and resources • Immediate free access – Increases visibility – Attracts authors and citations • Sources of revenue – Print subscriptions – Advertisements – print and online – Membership fee – Reprints  • No author / author institution fee
  6. 6. The OA impact • Visibility • Journals’ performances • On subscriptions and economics • Research Impact
  7. 7. Visibility
  8. 8. Journals’ performances
  9. 9. Impact on article submissions
  10. 10. More international submissions
  11. 11. Other impacts • International recognition – 13 journals in SCI in 2 years • More articles per issue – 40 articles in 2005 vs. 160+ articles in 2008 in  IJU – Higher no. of original research papers • More issues per year – Increase in frequency for 6 journals • Regularity of publication – 9 journals published ahead of schedule
  12. 12. The economics and subscriptions
  13. 13. Are we losing print subscriptions?
  14. 14. Additional revenue
  15. 15. Research Impact
  16. 16. Is it due to OA? • 558 authors who cited articles • 68% from PubMed, 10% from web • 63% used an OA source for full text • If not OA – 35% would not have quoted article – 26% would have quoted on basis of abstract  – <5% would pay for access
  17. 17. Conclusions • For a journal, open access – helps to improve visibility  – helps to attract authors – helps to improve quality – helps to increase research impact – does not affect subscriptions
  18. 18. Thank you www.medknow.com  dksahu@medknow.com

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