Opening science: The rebirth of a scholarly journal

  title={Opening science: The rebirth of a scholarly journal},
  author={Ludo Waltman and Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and Stasa Milojevic and Cassidy R. Sugimoto},
  journal={Quantitative Science Studies},
Journal of Informetrics ( JOI) was created in 2006 to serve the dynamic, interdisciplinary, and rapidly growing field of informetrics (Egghe, 2005, 2006a, 2006b, 2015). Leo Egghe, the founding Editor-in-Chief of JOI, attributed this growth to the increasing attraction of “scientists from fields such as mathematics, physics and computer sciences, thereby considerably increasing the number of researchers engaged in informetrics” (Egghe, 2006b, p. 4) as well as “the vast increase of the ways in… 

Opening the record of science: making scholarly publishing work for science in the digital era

  • G. Boulton
  • Education
    Septentrio Conference Series
  • 2020
There is increasing concern about the extent to which the modern system of scientific and scholarly publishing serves the best interests of science. The International Science Council, as the global

What happens when a journal converts to Open Access? A bibliometric analysis

The results indicate that flipping to an OA publishing model can bring positive changes to a journal, and the changes appear to vary largely by scientific discipline.

Plan S, Open Access and the potential roles for STS research

  • Elena Simukovic
  • Political Science
    Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies
  • 2020
The year 2020 plays a highly symbolic role in the world of academic publishing. As the beginning of a new decade, it featured prominently in various research programmes such as “Horizon 2020”, the

Gender differences in performance of top cited scientists by field and country

The results indicate that female representation in the top tier of scientists strongly varies between countries, and it is shown that female scientific success is positively correlated with a nation’s higher gender equity indicators, lower discriminatory values, and less negative attitudes and preferences towards women.

Reducing open access publication costs for biomedical researchers in the U.S.A.

The history of OA in biomedical research is examined, the benefits and limitations of different OA policies and their effects on APC are analyzed, and policies in place that address the rising costs of APCs are analyzed.

Designing for information discovery

  • S. Baykoucheva
  • Computer Science
    Driving Science Information Discovery in the Digital Age
  • 2022

Attracting new users or business as usual? A case study of converting academic subscription-based journals to open access

Investigating the journals’ visiting logs in the period 2014–2019, the study finds that a conversion to open access induces higher visiting numbers; all journals in the study had a significant increase, which can be attributed to the conversion.

Scientific output on coronavirus and WHO's Solidarity Project: a science-based choice?

The main findings indicate that the number of documents related to WHO's drugs are higher than in the other groups and this subset of documents involves a larger number of institutions and countries.



Expansion of the field of informetrics: Origins and consequences

  • L. Egghe
  • Computer Science
    Inf. Process. Manag.
  • 2005

Expansion of the field of informetrics: The second special issue

  • L. Egghe
  • Computer Science
    Inf. Process. Manag.
  • 2006

The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era

Analysis of 45 million documents indexed in the Web of Science over the period 1973-2013 shows that in both natural and medical sciences (NMS) and social sciences and humanities, Reed-Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, and Taylor & Francis increased their share of the published output, especially since the advent of the digital era (mid-1990s).

The Science of Science

SciSci has revealed choices and trade-offs that scientists face as they advance both their own careers and the scientific horizon, and offers a deep quantitative understanding of the relational structure between scientists, institutions, and ideas, which facilitates the identification of fundamental mechanisms responsible for scientific discovery.

Meta-research: Evaluation and Improvement of Research Methods and Practices

A map of ongoing efforts is provided and plans for connecting the multiple meta-research efforts across science worldwide are discussed.

The state of OA: a large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles

The citation impact of OA articles is examined, corroborating the so-called open-access citation advantage: accounting for age and discipline, OAarticles receive 18% more citations than average, an effect driven primarily by Green and Hybrid OA.

Anticausatives are semantically reflexive in Norwegian, but not in English

In this paper we will discuss cross-linguistic variation in semantic entailment patterns in causative alternations. Previous work has probed this issue with data from elicited semantic judgements on

  • Glossa
  • 2016

Introducing Glossa

  • Glossa, 1(1), 1.
  • 2016

The new Journal of informetrics