Posted Wed, Jun, 13,2012
Articles published in open access journals like Cell Biology Insights have been shown to receive more citations that articles published in restricted access journals.
Libertas’ goal is to maximize visibility for all articles published in Cell Biology Insights. A recent review of previous research on open access citation levels showed that 87% of previous studies found open access articles were more often cited than restricted access articles.
The citation difference in favor of open access was notably pronounced in certain disciplines, with medicine having a 300-450% difference and agricultural sciences having a 200-600% difference.
This study demonstrates that publishing in open access journals means papers are more visible and more likely to be read and cited.
As a peer reviewer for Environmental Health Insights, I have had the opportunity to read several very important research articles in my field. Based on my experience, the submission process, review standards, and publication expectations are rigorous and demanding as other high impact journals. I look forward to further reviewing papers for Environmental Health Insights and learning from my peers and other leaders in the field.
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