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Re: Open Access means sloppy publications?

First a question to Sally Morris:

Would you say that the more than 750 free scientific e-journals from 16
Iberoamerican countries in Latindex are sloppy too?

Secondly I want to ask:

Does anyone have a comment on these figuers showing sientific medical
Latin American journals reprsentation in some well known databases. Are we
talking about sloppy publications?

Medline 59
ISI 27

Jan Szczepanski
Frste bibliotekarie
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN
Tel: +46 31 773 1164 Fax: +46 31 163797
E-mail: Jan.Szczepanski@ub.gu.se

At 02:55 2005-05-02, you wrote:
The findings so far of our study comparing DOAJ with other journals does
suggest that many more of them describe as 'peer review' a process that is
totally or partially in-house;  I would have thought that correct
'classical' peer review was normally conducted by external 'peers', with
the Editor-in-Chief having a final decision in case of differences of
opinion.  See http://www.alpsp.org/openacc.htm#pres


Sally Morris, Chief Executive
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
E-mail:  sally.morris@alpsp.org
ALPSP Website  http://www.alpsp.org

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Funk" <mefunk@mail.med.cornell.edu>
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Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: Open Access and For-Pay Access (to the same IR materials)

Open Access means sloppy publications?

"The impact factors of nearly 200 open-access journals are similar to
those of traditional journals in the same fields, according to a recent
Thomson ISI report. The 58 open-access medical journals that receive
impact factors fell, on average, at the 40th percentile of all medical
journals, with all but 11 ranking higher than the 10th percentile. For
life sciences journals, the 37 open-access journals were ranked, on
average, at the 39th percentile."


Open Access is treasonous?
Does the Attorney General know this?

Mark Funk
Head, Collection Development
Weill Cornell Medical Library
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021

At 12:01 AM -0400 4/29/05, Joe Esposito wrote:
But if we weren't willing to tolerate sloppiness, we never would have clamored for Open Access, which is the seditious element.