B – Journal selection criteria

Wijewickrema M, Petras V. Journal selection criteria in an open access environment: A comparison between the medicine and social sciences. Learned Publishing 2017;30(4)
(doi: 10.1002/leap.1113)

This study compares 16 factors that influence journal choices between medicine and social sciences using the answers given to a global survey of 235 open access journal authors. The results reveal that authors of both areas consider “peer reviewed” status as the most important factor. Those in medicine area give more consideration to: impact factor, inclusion in abstracting and indexing services, publisher’s prestige, and online submission with tracking facility.