VU Journal Publishing Guide

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  • The VU Journal Publishing Guide shows you:

    1. The most important scientific journals in your field and their impact metrics.
    2. If the journal allows Open Access publishing.
    3. If the VU has an Open Access deal (APC discount) with the publisher.

    How to use this guide:

    1. If you know the title, and want information about open access or impact.
      1. Type part of the title in the search box, press search.
      2. Select the title of the journal to read more information on the open access possibilities and instructions to get a discount (if available) and impact.
    2. If you want to know what open access options are available in journals covering a certain topic, relevant to your research.
      1. Type a topic in the search box. The title field and keyword fields will be searched.
      2. You can sort the result by Impact factor (ISI and Scopus Citescore) and on title.
      3. Filter the results (see facets on the left of the screen) to show only open access journals, or journals with a VU Open Access deal (APC discount).
      4. Select the title of the journal to read more information on the open access options and instructions to get a waiver or discount (if available).
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Genome Biology
ISSN: 1474-760X (1474-7596) (1465-6906) (1465-6914)
BMC
Genetics & Heredity - Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics - Genetics - Cell Biology
Impact factor: 13.214
Microbiome
ISSN: 2049-2618
BMC
Microbiology - Microbiology (medical) - Microbiology
Impact factor: 9.133
BMC Medicine
ISSN: 1741-7015
BMC
Medicine, General & Internal - General Medicine
Impact factor: 9.088
Genome Medicine
ISSN: 1756-994X
BMC
Genetics & Heredity - Genetics(clinical) - Molecular Medicine - Genetics - Molecular Biology
Impact factor: 8.898
Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer
ISSN: 2051-1426
BMC
Oncology - Immunology - Pharmacology - Oncology - Molecular Medicine - Immunology and Allergy - Immunology - Cancer Research
Impact factor: 8.374
Molecular Cancer
ISSN: 1476-4598
BMC
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Oncology - Oncology - Molecular Medicine - Cancer Research
Impact factor: 7.776
Journal of Hematology & Oncology
ISSN: 1756-8722
BMC
Oncology - Hematology - Hematology - Oncology - Molecular Biology - Cancer Research
Impact factor: 7.333
Molecular Neurodegeneration
ISSN: 1750-1326
BMC
Neurosciences - Clinical Neurology - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience - Molecular Biology
Impact factor: 6.426
Critical Care
ISSN: 1364-8535 (1466-609X)
BMC
Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine - Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
Impact factor: 6.425
Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
ISSN: 1758-8340 (1758-8359)
Sage
Oncology - Oncology
Impact factor: 6.238
Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research
ISSN: 1756-9966
BMC
Oncology
Impact factor: 6.217
Breast Cancer Research
ISSN: 1465-5411 (1465-542X)
BMC
Oncology - Oncology - Cancer Research
Impact factor: 6.142
Particle and Fibre Toxicology
ISSN: 1743-8977
BMC
Toxicology - Toxicology - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Impact factor: 6.105
Clinical Epigenetics
ISSN: 1868-7075 (1868-7083)
BMC
Oncology - Genetics - Developmental Biology - Genetics(clinical) - Molecular Biology
Impact factor: 6.091
Nanophotonics
ISSN: 2192-8614 (2192-8606)
Walter de Gruyter
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary - Physics, Applied - Optics - Nanoscience & Nanotechnology - Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Biotechnology - Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials - Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Impact factor: 6.014
Mobile DNA
ISSN: 1759-8753
BMC
Genetics & Heredity - Molecular Biology
Impact factor: 5.891
Molecular Autism
ISSN: 2040-2392
BMC
Neurosciences - Genetics & Heredity - Psychiatry and Mental health - Developmental Neuroscience - Developmental Biology - Molecular Biology
Impact factor: 5.872
Translational Neurodegeneration
ISSN: 2047-9158
BMC
Neurosciences - Clinical Neurology - Cognitive Neuroscience - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Impact factor: 5.872
Journal of Tissue Engineering
ISSN: 2041-7314
Sage
Cell & Tissue Engineering
Impact factor: 5.789
BMC Biology
ISSN: 1741-7007
BMC
Biology - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics - General Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Plant Science - Biotechnology - Physiology - General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology - Structural Biology - Developmental Biology - Cell Biology
Impact factor: 5.770
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Impact factor (ISI impact factor): in a given year, the impact factor of a journal is the average number of citations received per paper published in that journal during the two preceding years in Web of Science.

Impact (Scopus CiteScore):is the number of citations received by a journal in one year to documents published in the three previous years, divided by the number of documents indexed in Scopus published in those same three years..

The impact factor and the CiteScore are not normalized for a subject field and therefore give a raw indication of the average number of citations a publication published in the journal will likely receive.

Some journals do not charge for Open Access publishing, while other journals do. To support researchers in publishing their research Open Access, deals have been negotiated with various publishers. Depending on the deal, the corresponding author may get a certain discount on the Article Processing Charges (APCs), which are the costs of publishing an article Open Access.

To make use of an Open Access deal when publishing an article, the corresponding author of the article must be affiliated with a Dutch university, that makes use of the deal, at the moment of acceptance of the article. Moreover, the author must actively arrange the use of a deal; discounts are not applied automatically. See the journal detail page or contact your library for more information.

For some journals Open Access publishing is supported and all or part of their articles are freely available to readers. For other journals there is no information whether they make all or part of their articles freely available to readers and the Open Access support of these journals is set to unknown.

In case the complete contents of a journal is available to readers at no costs, it is also known as a full Open Access (Gold) journal. If only part of the articles are freely available to readers, the journal is known as a hybrid Open Access journal. For hybrid journals, authors can choose Open Access publishing once their article has been accepted for publication.

A Gold Open Access journal makes its complete contents available to readers at no costs. This is also known as a full Open Access journal.

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides a selected list of Gold Open Access journals. Open Access journals are selected for this list based upon several criteria (All content is Open Access, peer review system, running title, etc.).

Based upon Impact Factors, the Journal Citation Reports provide rankings of journals in subject categories. A journal is placed in one (or more) of relevant subject categories.

Each journal with an Impact Factor can be placed in a quartile Q1 to Q4 according to the position it has in the Impact Factor distribution of the subject category it belongs to. Q1 represents the top 25%, Q2 the top 50% to top 25%, Q3 the top 75% to top 50% and Q4 the bottom 25% of the Impact Factor distribution for journals per subject category. In case a journal has multiple quartile scores (because it belongs to multiple subject categories), all scores (including the subject categories for which they have been determined) are presented.

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