Open-Access Mega-Journals: A Bibliometric Profile

  title={Open-Access Mega-Journals: A Bibliometric Profile},
  author={Simon Wakeling and Peter Willett and Claire Creaser and Jenny Fry and Stephen Pinfield and Val{\'e}rie Spezi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
In this paper we present the first comprehensive bibliometric analysis of eleven open-access mega-journals (OAMJs). OAMJs are a relatively recent phenomenon, and have been characterised as having four key characteristics: large size; broad disciplinary scope; a Gold-OA business model; and a peer-review policy that seeks to determine only the scientific soundness of the research rather than evaluate the novelty or significance of the work. Our investigation focuses on four key modes of analysis… CONTINUE READING
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