B – Open access respiratory journals

Dai N, Xu D, Zhong X, et al. Publishing in open access era: focus on respiratory journals. Journal of Thoracic Disease 2014;6(5):564-5677.
(doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2014.03.18)

Open access (OA) journals benefit researchers and the general public by promoting visibility, sharing and communicating. Non-mainstream journals should turn the challenge of OA into opportunity of presenting best research articles to the global readership. The authors found that OA respiratory journals have relative higher acceptance rate and less time between submission and final publication than conventionally published journals. OA respiratory journals need to optimize their business models to promote the healthy and continuous development.