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RE: Citation databases and open access journals

Heather, I agree with you.  What I am hoping for in the meantime is
journals born digital will continue to be included in aggregators and
eventually into the WoS until we all figure out research impact of these
OA journals.  An example is BE Press, whereby it is aggregated in EBSCO,
but we still buy it because we can own it, not just rental.  I've not
understood through on receiving messages for many months as a subscriber
on ICOLC's or this listserve in resolving who owns the content if an
institution pays the fee to be published, if it's from the library end or
the researcher's end, depending who pays.

Becky Smith, Head of the Business & Economics and Labor Libraries


From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu on behalf of Heather Morrison
Sent: Wed 10/20/2004 6:48 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Citation databases and open access journals

It seems to me that citation databases are moving rather slowly at picking
up open access content.  While some conservatism is understandable given
the experiences of online journals over the past few years, my sense is
that there are enough stable, high-quality OA journals that it just makes
sense to include them.  At a minimum, articles in BioMedCentral, the
Directory of Open Access Journals, PubMedCentral, and Public Library of
Science should be included, as well as Scielo (Latin American OA journals)
- unless all are included in DOAJ.

Adding these to citation databases will obviously greatly increase the
value of these databases, essentially adding fulltext content at the cost
of indexing.

Any comments from publishers on where they are with indexing OA content? 
(Or anyone else, of course).


Heather G. Morrison
BC Electronic Library Network
Email:  heatherm@eln.bc.ca