Italian Journal of Animal Science: 100,000+ visitors and still rising!
On 18th November 2013, the Italian Journal of Animal Science web site has marked 100,154 visits, going beyond what we achieved in 2012, when 100,800 visitors entered the ASPA Journal’s web site over the whole year (January - December 2012). Considering the monthly average number of visits, we indeed can expect to get an additional 10% more users by the end of this year.
This is an important step forward for IJAS and an acknowledgment of its contribution from all over the world. This implies an even bigger commitment for the journal’s future development. (Posted on November 19th, 2013)
The Journal of the Siena Academy of Sciences has been added to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Insertion in the DOAJ will increase journal visibility, promote a wider readership and heighten its impact on this field of science. (Posted on October 25th, 2013).
Unprofessional practice might seriously undermine Open Access credibility
On 4th October 2013, Science reported an investigation led by scientific journalist John Bohannon (Science, 342 (6154): 60-65) who submitted a fake scientific article to 304 Open Access journals, which would have required a publication fee once the paper was accepted. Forty-nine journals didn’t respond to the submission (for different reasons), 157 accepted the paper (failing to notice the inaccuracy of its content), and 98 rejected it, including Drugs and Therapy Studies. In his email answer, Editor in Chief Sebastian Yakisich indicated the manuscript's general confusion and impreciseness.
This experience has revealed some critical aspects about the Open Access system, namely the widespread lack of accuracy in the peer review procedure, and likewise, it could entail serious consequences for publishers that are working hard in an ever more competitive and crowded market, such as Open Access Publishing. In fact, the abuse committed by non-professional publishers tarnishes the integrity of Open Access. Open Access has its costs and, like any other business, its rules to abide by. Given its democratic and independent vision about the free access to knowledge and scientific outcomes, Open Access requires even more respect of and rigorous adhesion to its policy. (posted on October 14th, 2013)
New issues published
Just released the latest issues of some of our journals. Please visit and enjoy reading:
Italian Journal of Medicine
vol 7 n 3 at http://www.italjmed.org
Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research
vol 45 n 2 at http://www.jear.it
Italian Journal of Agronomy
vol 8 n 3 at http://www.agronomy.it
(posted on September 24th 2013)
A New Journal in our Portfolio
We are pleased to inform you that a new journal has been added to our portfolio: the European Journal of Translational Myology (formerly known as Basic and Applied Myology), the European reference forum for Translational Myology.
The European Journal of Translational Myology is a multifaceted journal studying myology from various perspectives: basic, cellular and molecular, genetic, clinical, and translational proper. Furthermore, the Journal provides articles in the original language of the authors so as to reach a wider audience amongst specialists. Headed by Ugo Carraro, Full Professor at University of Padova, the Journal has a leading editorial board including scientists and researchers from all over the world, ready to work together with the Publisher to achieving key editorial objectives. Discover more. (posted on August 14th 2013)
PAGEPress is on LinkedIn!
We are glad to inform you that we are on LinkedIn. Follow us! (posted on August 1st 2013)
Dermatology Reports: free of charge publication
PAGEPress is glad to inform you that publication in Dermatology Reports is now free. We strongly believe that this decision will enhance the performances of the journal. We look forward to receiving your papers. Submit now! (posted on July 24th 2013).
New issues published
We are pleased to inform you that new issues have been published in the last few days. We are sure you will enjoy reading the latest articles in:
We are pleased to inform you that the Open Journal of Archaeometry has just published its first issue. Papers published were presented at the 38th International Symposium on Archeometry, held in Tampa, Florida, and cover various topics: from stone, through pigments, ceramics, glazes, to metals. The new issue is now online and it includes 27 original papers. Enjoy your visit, discover more… (Posted on July 5th, 2013)
PAGEPress continues to grow
In the first six months of 2013, PAGEPress has been kept very busy and some good results have been achieved. We have welcomed new publications to our portfolio (Italian Journal of Medicine, Italian Journal of Food Safety, Emergency Care Journal and the Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia) and have reached some important goals (some of our journals have been included in Scopus, while others have increased their Impact Factor). We have also started up a new business partnership with Portico digital preservation service.
These new developments, together with our hard work and intensive publishing activities over the last 4 years, have led us to redesign our website so that we can be sure we can respond to all the latest communication needs.
PAGEPress has grown, along with the number of our journals, of the authors who publish their papers with us, and of the institutions, associations and businesses who are involved in our enterprise. This means to ensure the transparency and appropriateness of our communications. Our new website tells you all about us: our history, a detailed insight into how we work, our values and our mission. Once you get to know us better, you can understand our commitment to being part of the editorial revolution that is Open Access.
Despite the worldwide economic crisis, we are encouraged to continue along this road, proposing our innovative business model to scientific associations, universities, and research centers, and facing the new challenges presented by this ever-changing scenario. (Posted July 1st, 2013)
New Impact Factors for our journals
New impact factors have been assigned today by Thomson' Journal Citation Reports; in comparison with the 2011 edition, all our journals have raised their impact factor. The current values are:
- European Journal of Histochemistry 2.412
- Journal of Limnology 1.473
- Italian Journal of Animal Science 0.789
We would like to congratulate all Editors, Authors and Reviewers for their efforts to enhance the performance of these Journals. We acknowledge and thank their commitment to the development of these publications. (Posted June 20th, 2013)
The San Francisco Declaration Research Assessment
(Posted June 17th, 2013)
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), set out by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which we measure the importance of contribution made by scientific journals to promoting research and to making its finding available to the wider community. The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco and developed a statement that also raises the question as to whether the Impact Factor is the principal parameter by which to evaluated academic journals. We at PAGEPress, though recognizing the importance of this measure, we welcome the recommendations made. For more information, please visit the following link.
PAGEPress and Scripta Manent are proud to announce a new partnership to publish the online version of Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia (AIUA). Until this moment "Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia" (already indexed in PubMed and Scopus) was available in a printed version only: AIUA is now an Open Access journal, whose contents are freely accessible from all over the world. Both publishers are certain that this publication will quickly become a reference point for andrologist worldwide, publishing peer-reviewed papers dealing with urological, nephrological and andrological sciences. Original Articles on both clinical and research fields, Reviews, Editorials, Case Reports, are welcomed on this journal. (Posted May 31st, 2013)
We are pleased to inform you that a new journal has been added to our portfolio: Entomologia. Entomologia is a new, online Open Access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to entomology and published by “Società Entomologica Italiana” and “Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia”. This brand new journal will cover a large variety of research areas, in order to best represent the multifaceted scientific community active in italy and its strong international ties. It aims to provide a new international forum for entomological research and offer new and stimulating opportunities for disseminating scientific results. Discover more. (Posted May 10th, 2013)
From 11th to 14th May 2013 PAGEPress is going to attend a very important event in Italy: the XVIII National Congress of FADOI, the Federation of Associations of Hospital Doctors on Internal Medicine Giardini Naxos (ME), Sicily - Italy.
Come and see us at our stands! We hope to meet you there! (Posted April 26th, 2013)
We are pleased to inform you that PAGEPress will be offering free publication on Audiology Research and the Journal of Public Health Research. Open Access has its costs, but the fundamental support and the funding of new sources allowed us waiving author’s fees. We are confident that this will mean a significant development and growth for the Journal. We look forward to your submissions! (Posted April 9 th, 2013)
Find and read our journals in iOJS, the app for your mobile!
The iOJS app allows users to read their favorite OJS journals into their iPhone/iPad or Android device. Users can browse all the issues and
articles published by the journal and download the full articles in PDF.
(Posted April 4th, 2013)
We are glad to report the press release displayed on Portico website concerning the agreement between Portico and PAGEPress.
"Portico is pleased to announce that PAGEPress has entered into an agreement with Portico to preserve its entire e-journals collection. Through this agreement, PAGEPress ensures that its e-journals will be preserved and available for future scholars, researchers, and students".
Michele Moscato, CEO of the PAGEPress publishing house, said, “Digital preservation is an important factor in making sure journal content remains available. We are confident that our partnership with Portico will ensure our authors enjoy reliable, long-term visibility for their work, helping us to maintain our commitment to serve the scientific community and safeguard the spreading of knowledge.” Read More (Posted April 2nd, 2013).
The Journal of Agricultural Engineering published its March 2013 issue. Check the Table of Contents here. (Posted March 28th, 2013)
The European Commission stance on Open Access to scientific information
(Posted March 28th, 2013)
The EC defines the development of an economy based on knowledge and innovation as a priority for the European Area Research.
As you can read into the Commission Recommendations of 17 July 2012 and as recalled by the Minister Profumo one month ago, Open access to scientific research data improves data quality, decreases the need for duplication of research, speeds up scientific progress and helps to combat scientific fraud.
The document states “… Open access is a key feature of Member States’ policies for responsible research and innovation by making the results of research available to all and by facilitating societal engagement”. Moreover: “… Businesses will also benefit from wider access to scientific research results. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular will improve their capacity to innovate” and it ends with this declaration: “the Internet has fundamentally changed the world of science and research. It should be recommended to Member States to adapt and develop their policies on open access to scientific publications”.
The Recommendations also underline the important role of e-infrastructures for disseminating the scientific information and we, at PAGEPress, would like to agree with these suggestions and confirm the fundamental contribution of professional publishers in this context. (Posted March 28th, 2013)
Thalassemia Reports published the Proceedings of the 3rd Pan-European Conference on Haemoglobinopathies and Rare Anaemias, 24-26 October 2012 Limassol - Cyprus. (Posted March 26th, 2013)
The Italian Journal of Agronomy published its March 2013 issue. Check the Table of Contents here. (Posted March 26th, 2013)
Open Access to scientific information
(Posted March 13th, 2013)
The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) – in accordance with the latest conclusions drawn by the Council of European Union – supports Open Access to scientific publications. As indicated during the February meeting in Brussels, through Open access the Council promotes the idea of developing broader and more rapid access to scientific publications in order to help researchers and businesses to build on the results of publicly founded research. The European Council is fully convinced that Open Access will contribute to booste Europe’s Innovation capacity, help to face societal challenges and provide citizens with quicker access to scientific discoveries. The Italian MIUR welcomed the Council’s view that Open Access to scientific publication should be a general principle of the future Horizon 2020 (the seven-year research program). In facts, some days ago during an interview to “la Stampa” the Italian Education Minister Francesco Profumo referred to himself as an Open Access upholder, striving for the optimal circulation, free access to a transfer of scientific knowledge as one of the most important objectives for the establishment of a genuine European Research Area (ERA).
Italian National Open Access workshop
(Posted March 12th, 2013)
Hosted by CNR (National Research Council), the Italian National Open Access Workshop took place in Rome, on January 29th 2013. The workshop was part of the Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet) project. The national workshop drew about 70 participants from various sectors (research preforming organisation, universities, publishers, researchers and librarians). The workshop debated on the Open Access contribution to scientific research, in terms of benefits and values, and on how transfer Open Access from theory to practice.
Health Psychology Research just published its first issue today. Health Psychology Research is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on all aspects of psychology related to health, behavioral medicine, health-related quality of life and illness. Submissions are open! (Posted March 11th, 2013)
Six more journals in our portfolio are now available in Scopus: Oncology Reviews, Mental Illness, Infectious Disease Reports, Gastroenterology Insights, Dermatology Reports, Journal of Nucleic Acid Investigation. (Posted March 5th, 2013)
The Emergency Care Journal (eISSN 2282-2054) is now open to submission. The Emergency Care Journal is the official Journal of the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care (AcEMC). The journal is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to improve the quality of care by publishing the highest quality science for acute medical care and related medical specialties. The journal welcomes submissions from international contributors and researchers of all specialties involved in acute medical conditions. (Posted March 5th, 2013)
Cardiogenetics published a special issue on "Lysosomal Storage Diseases". Full table of contents is available at: http://www.cardiogenetics.it (Posted March 4th, 2013)
The Italian Journal of Food Safety (IJFS) is now open to submission!
IJFS is the official journal of the Italian Association of Veterinary Food Hygienists (AIVI).
The Journal addresses veterinary food hygienists, specialists in the food industry and other experts offering technical support and advice on food of animal origin. IJFS publishes original research papers concerning food safety and hygiene, animals and food health. Reviews, editorials, technical reports, brief notes, conference proceedings, letters to the Editor, and book reviews are also welcome. (Posted February 11th, 2013).
PAGEPress has entered into an agreement with Portico, a digital preservation service that allows publishers and libraries to archive their online journals. Under this agreement, PAGEPress journal content can be accessed in a whole series of situations in which titles may be no longer available, including natural disaster during which the publishing platform could experience “delivery failure” for long periods of time. Throughout 2013, PAGEPress will be using this service to upload all its journal titles, maintaining its commitment to serve the scientific community and safeguard the spreading of knowledge. (Posted January 10th, 2013).
The Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research has been added to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Insertion in the DOAJ will increase journal visibility, promote a wider readership and heighten its impact on this field of science. (Posted January 10th, 2013).
The beginning of the year is a time for novelty and certainly it offers PAGEPress the opportunity to announce the titles of the new journals that have recently been added to our portfolio: three new journals, three high quality publications that make an important and significant contribution to the scientific community.
- ITALIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (ISSN 1877-9344). The official journal of the Italian Federation of the Internal Medicine Hospital Executives' Associations (FADOI).
- ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SAFETY (ISSN 2239-7132). The official Journal of the Italian Association of Veterinary Hygienists, AIVI.
- EMERGENCY CARE JOURNAL (eISSN 2282-2054). The official journal of the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care, Italy - Website available soon. (Posted January 3rd, 2013)