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Open acess publishing

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Open acess publishing

  1. 1. Open access publishing:Your research on the world stage Nandita Quaderi PhD (Publisher) Fiona Pring (Senior Acquisitions Editor) www.biomedcentral.com
  2. 2. BioMed Central• Largest publisher of peer-reviewed open access (OA) journals• Launched first open access journal in 2000• Now publishes 230 OA journals• >100,000 peer-reviewed OA articles published• Became part of Springer in 2008• Hosts SpringerOpen• Membership scheme
  3. 3. What is open access?
  4. 4. The old world of access to knowledge
  5. 5. The new world of access to knowledge
  6. 6. OA in brief• No subscriptions = no barriers to access• Published articles immediately available online for free for everyone!• Copyright remains with the author• Major OA publishers - Article Processing Charges (APCs)• Support from funding bodies and governmental agencies
  7. 7. Advantages of open access• Very high visibility - Accessible from multiple sites - Indexed widely, eg PubMed - No barriers to dissemination• Quality - Acceptance rates based purely on the quality of the submissions
  8. 8. Open Access Publishing, Then and Now2000 2012 And many more
  9. 9. Open access in 2012• Over 7200 open access journals in the DOAJ• Over 1000 OA journals are indexed by ISI• Open access to research is now mandated in over 135 institutions and by over 50 funders• Submissions to OA journals grew by over 35% between 2009 and 2010• OA firmly part of the mainstream
  10. 10. Growth in OA mandatesSource: http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/c_6226/open-access-policies-for-universities-and-research-institutions?hlText=policies
  11. 11. Impact Factor journals: open access market growth "Full" OA Journals Subscription Journals Share OA Articles 1,400,000 9.0% 8.0% 1,200,000 7.0% Share of Articles in ‚Full OA Journals 1,000,000 6.0%Number of Articles 800,000 5.0% 600,000 4.0% 3.0% 400,000 2.0% 200,000 1.0% - 0.0% 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  12. 12. Difference between subscription and open access models• Both have – Editors, peer review, are indexed in ISI etc, have similar production processes, obey publication ethics • OA journals also – Allow the contents to be immediately freely available online everywhere in perpetuity• Different business models
  13. 13. The open access business model• Commonly financed by Article Processing Charges (APCs) - usually paid by funders, institutions, societies, etc• Some open access journals have central support, so no charges for authors or readers• No charges for access
  14. 14. How authors cover APCsResults from survey by the Study of Open Access Publishing (SOAP)
  15. 15. BioMed Central Membership• For BioMed Central, SpringerOpen and Chemistry Central journals• Institutions pay APCs in full or in part for their researchers• Over 380 Member institutions worldwide, including - Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca - Universidade Estadual Paulista• Ask your librarian to visit: http://www.biomedcentral.com/libraries/membership
  16. 16. Open access in a Brazilian context• >650 journals in DOAJ• 239 journals in SciELO• Increasing numbers of submissions to BMC journals• Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome• BMC journal Membership
  17. 17. How Brazilian authors cover APCs706050403020100 My institution paid the I used part of my My research funding I paid the costs myself Other fees research funding not includes money for specifically intended for paying such fees paying such fees Results from survey by the Study of Open Access Publishing (SOAP)
  18. 18. Publish a journal with us• BioMed Central and SpringerOpen: – launch new OA journals – take on existing journals, both self-published and from other publishers• Speak to us if you’re interested!
  19. 19. Case study• Brazilian Society of Diabetes• Launched 2009• First Impact Factor due in 2012
  20. 20. Thank you!nandita.quaderi@biomedcentral.com fiona.pring@biomedcentral.com www.biomedcentral.com

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