Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Open Access, UKPMC and PubMed: how are we doing?

The graphic above shows articles available in UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) - read-only articles: green; Open Access articles: blue - compared to the number of abstracts in PubMed.

For articles published in 2010, using the ~925K articles in PubMed published in 2010 as 100%, UKPMC is about 18% of the size of PubMed, with Open Access articles around 7%.

A key factor to maintain this growth will be for the research community to improve compliance with the UKPMC Funder mandates, to ensure all articles resulting from those funds can be found in UKPMC.

Jo McEntyre

Thursday, 12 January 2012

SpringerPlus -- new OA journal from Springer

SpringerPlusSpringerPlus, the new Open Access journal from Springer (and based on the PLoS One model) is now accepting manuscripts from all disciplines of science.  

The journal will accept manuscripts describing original research as well as case descriptions and methods.  The submission of data reports and large datasets is actively encouraged.

All articles accepted for publication will be published under the Creative Commons, Attribution (CC-BY) only licence, and be deposited by the publisher in PubMed Central/UKPMC.  As such this journal is fully compliant with the policies of the Wellcome Trust and the other members of the UKPMC Funders Group.

Article Process Fess (APC's) are currently set at £700/$1085