Open access: current status and future plans. Deborah Kahn Publishing Director, BioMed Central. Open access publishing. Different business model…. Same quality and standards. Editors in chief Editorial boards Peer review Indexing. no subscription barriers universal access
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Publishing Director, BioMed Central
Different business model…..
Same quality and standards
Editors in chief
Anatomy of open access publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure, MikaelLaakso and Bo-ChristerBjörk ,
BMC Medicine, 2012, 10: 124
“ I received comments through my blog, Twitter network where I have over 6000 followers, Facebook which I use for professional reasons, and Friendfeed, where there is a scientific community...”
“getting feedback online and being able to ask scientific questions (through crowdsourcing) were not surprising. What was surprising though is that scientists who work in the same field as us found us now easily and we managed to launch new collaborations based on this (we plan to share the data with a group in the US and combine our efforts for a new study). From this perspective, publishing in an open access journal can provide enormous opportunities if the communication methods of social media are also used by the authors properly and with strategy.”
Journals with that income source
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>5% of total articles are being published under scheme
AJOL, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bioline International, BioMed Central, Carnegie Corporation, DFID, INASP/ Publishers for Development, KNUST, Medicins Sans Frontiers, Pan African Medical Journal, Public Library of Science, Shuttleworth Foundation, Stellenbosch University, The Association of Commonwealth Universities, UNECA , Wellcome Trust, WHO, World Bank