[Taxacom] Max Planck Society cancels 1,200 Springer journals

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Tue Oct 30 01:43:13 CDT 2007

> Also I wonder, how the drive to Open Access will fit/collide 
> with the requirements of donors and universities to publish 
> in high impact factor journals. So if you publish open 
> access, then you impact factor will be low, and ... okay we 
> all know the rest.
> is there an high impact factor Open Access journal?

Impact factor is ultimately determined by authors, not by publishers.  The
more good science we publish in open access journals, the more papers in
such journals will be cited, and the higher their impact factor will become.
Given that government funders are pushing more and more for open access
publishing, one can only hope that impact factors will shift accordingly.


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