Peer review and journal rankings of OA journals where COH authors have published

October 20, 2010

Some common questions that are raised about open access journals have to do with the peer review process and research impact of articles that are published in them. Below are a few open access journals, all of which are titles where COH authors have published, with links to their peer review policies and information on the journal rankings by Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports subject category and 2009 impact factor as well as article-level metrics provided by the publisher. Read the rest of this entry »


Publish your work so that it’s open access

October 19, 2010

Publish your research so that it’s open access. There are a number of options available. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re Celebrating Open Access Week 2010

October 18, 2010

Open Access Week 2010 logoThe Graff Library is celebrating Open Access Week 2010, October 18th through 24th. We are participating in this international celebration and joining hundreds of institutions and libraries to raise awareness about the benefits of open access to research. Read the rest of this entry »

Tracking retractions

October 8, 2010

Thanks to my former colleague  Emily for posting about Retraction Watch on the Scholarly Communication @ OHSU blog.  Retraction Watch, written by science writers Adam Marcus (managing editor of Anesthesiology News) and Ivan Oransky (executive editor of Reuters Health), tracks retractions of articles published in scientific journals.  Like my colleague Emily, I am surprised to see how many retractions there are, including two papers by Nobel prizewinner Linda Buck.  Retraction Watch is both fascinating and important, reminding us to think critically about everything we read, even when it appears in a prestigious journal.