B – Do OA biomedical journals benefit smaller countries?

Turk N. Do open access biomedical journals benefit smaller countries? The Slovenian experience. Health Information and Libraries Journal 2011;28:143-147
(doi: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2011.00932.x)

The article considers whether open access (OA) publishing provides a way to improve the visibility of research outputs from smaller countries. A search of Slovenia’s bibliographic database was carried out to identify all biomedical journals and those which are OA. None out of 18 Slovenian OA journals has an impact factor. The solution could be to reduce the number of journals and to increase their quality by encouraging scientists to publish their best articles in them.