B – Traditional and open access publishing in oncology

Poltronieri E, Bravo E, Camerini T, et al. Where on earth to publish? a sample survey comparing traditional and open access publishing in the oncological field. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2013;32(4)
(doi: 10.1186/1756-9966-32-4)

This article intends to help scientific authors to make the best choice of journals in which to publish, by describing and comparing journal features in the area of oncology. For this purpose, the authors identified impact factor ranking, cost options and copyright conditions offered to authors wishing to publish in full open access, subscription-based or hybrid journals. Alternatives to high-cost business models, investments in setting up institutional repositories hosting the published versions of articles and efforts to overcome copyright barriers and gain free access to scientific literature are all crucial should all be considered.