New Thomson-ISI study on open access journals
Bob Michaelson pinpointed a new study by Thomson-ISI (October 2004) authored by Marie E. McVeigh entitled Open Access Journals in the ISI Citation Databases: Analysis of Impact Factors and Citation Patterns (look in the right-hand column under “Highlighted Essays”. A sign-in is required).
See the full entry to read the abstract.
The value and viability of Open Access (OA) journals remain prominent topics of debate in the library and publishing communities for many months now. In the time since Thomson Scientific (a Thomson business) first studied the citation impact of Open Access (OA) journals using the 2002 Journal Citation Reports