The Reasons Behind the Higher Citation of Open Access Publications

There are evidences that show Open Access (OA) publishing is getting more popularity especially during the last 5 years. Supporters of OA believe that it is a fairer publishing model that increases accessibility to scientific findings. Here we examine some advantages of open access publishing and whether this model leads to higher citation rate?  With Read more about The Reasons Behind the Higher Citation of Open Access Publications[…]

Advantages and disadvantages of Impact Factor

Advantages and disadvantages of Impact Factor

Since the impact factor was introduced, it was a controversial issue because many criticizers considered it as an inappropriate and non-scientific indicator. The impact factor is a general measure to assess the validity of a journal but should be cautious about its use. […]

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