Research in Geophysics. We are pleased to announce the publication of the new issue. January 26th, 2015.
A NEW JOURNAL. The scientific journal Geospatial Health will join PAGEPress in January 2015. Geospatial Health is the official journal of the International Society of Geospatial Health (www.GnosisGIS.org). The journal was founded in 2006 at the University of Naples Federico II by Giuseppe Cringoli, John B. Malone, Robert Bergquist and Laura Rinaldi. The focus of the journal is on all aspects of the application of geographical information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems, spatial statistics and other geospatial tools in human and veterinary health. The journal publishes two issues per year, has an impact factor 2013 of 1.000 and is also available in Scopus. December 30th, 2014.
A NEW JOURNAL. The scientific journal La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica (Medical and Surgical Pediatrics) will join our portfolio in January 2015. The journal was founded in 1979 and it is available in Medline since 1981. La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica publishes original papers in the field of basic science, clinical and laboratory research pertinent to medical and surgical pediatrics. December 29th, 2014.
A NEW JOURNAL. The scientific journal Fragmenta entomologica (FE) will join our portfolio in January 2015. FE was founded in 1950 by the lepidopterist Federico Hartig (1900-1980). FE is devoted to publishing high quality papers dealing with Arthropod biodiversity. It publishes research articles, short scientific notes, reviews articles, comments and editorials. The core scope of the journal includes Taxonomy, Systematics, Molecular phylogeny, Morphology, Diversity, Biogeography, Evolutionary biology, Conservation biology, Ecology, Ethology, and Applied Entomology, and embraces all terrestrial, freshwater, and brackish water Arthropods. Merely faunistic papers might be considered for publication only if they include relevant and significant new data emphasizing arthropod or habitat conservation and monitoring, and rare, protected or endangered species. December 29th, 2014.
For all of our journals, we are now setting up the Article-Level Metrics (ALM, see description at SPARC): number of views, shares, likes, downloads, citations and discussions will be shown to measure the impact of each single article. These ALM are provided here thank to the Public Library of Science and the OJS plugin developed by the PKP-ALM team. ALM are COUNTER 3-compliant, an industry standard for the evaluation of online data usage.
Currently, our articles shows data (when available) coming from many different sources: Viewed in different formats (PDF, HTML) and from PubMed Central Usage Stats; Cited by CrossRef, Europe PMC, PubMed, Scopus; Discussed on Facebook, NatureBlogs, Twitter, Reddit, ScienceSeeker, OpenEdition, Wikipedia; Saved by Mendeley and CiteULike. See some examples below:
Some journals are now under testing and may not be accurate in showing ALM; anyway, we are scheduling ALM to be ready at the beginning of 2015.
We strongly encourage our readers and authors to look at and analyze these ALM. For those interested in ALM, here some useful links:
Posted December 4th, 2014.
Open Access Week (October 20-26, 2014).
A global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. [Read more…]
The scientific journal Rivista Italiana di Ornitologia - Research in Ornithology (RIO) joined our portfolio today. RIO was founded in 1911 and it’s now published by the Italian Society of Natural Sciences (Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali). RIO publishes original articles and short notes covering all major topics of ornithology twice yearly. Oct. 10th, 2014
The OASPA’s 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) was held in Paris from September 17th–19th, 2014. Read more
The Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases has been added to our portfolio. The journal publishes topical reviews and original articles concerning both clinical hematology and infectious diseases. A particular attention will be deserved to original articles focusing on relationship between blood and infectious diseases. Sept. 3rd, 2014
The Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797 and is one of the oldest Scientific Academies in Europe. The Istituto Lombardo is now publishing 4 different journals using our technology and our editorial skills: Rendiconti di Lettere, Rendiconti di Scienze, Memorie, Incontri di Studio. We are proud to help the Istituto Lombardo to share their publications . Sept. 1st, 2014
A new journal will join us in September 2014: Natural History Sciences (formerly Atti della Societa' Italiana di Scienze naturali e del Museo civico di Storia naturale in Milano, founded in 1856 to publish original research in natural sciences). This journal is one of the publications of the Italian Society of Natural Sciences. Aug. 31st, 2014
On the 30th of July 2014, Thomson Reuters released the Journal Citation Reports 2013 with new Impact factors, which have sparked a heated debate, as every year they do. Tough recognizing the importance of Thomson Reuters' bibliometrics, PAGEPress welcomes new suggestions about indicators of journals’ performance. In fact, we reckon citations’ criterion (because of some inner weaknesses) cannot be ever adequate to measure the importance of contribution made by scientific articles and researches. So we appreciate the recent initiative of Scopus which decided, “to follow a multidisciplinary approach and endorse at least two journal metrics that highlighted distinct aspects of performance” adopting three different metrics: SNIP, IPP and SJR. In the near future, we will adopt altmetrics to measure the impact of any single article published by our journals. Aug. 1st, 2014.