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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International Journal of Qualitative Methods
ISSN: 1609-4069
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary - Education
Impact factor: 2.257
Evolutionary Bioinformatics
ISSN: 1176-9343
Mathematical & Computational Biology - Evolutionary Biology - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics - Computer Science Applications - Genetics
Impact factor: 2.203
International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
ISSN: 0394-6320 (2058-7384)
Pathology - Pharmacology & Pharmacy - Immunology - Pharmacology - Immunology and Allergy - Immunology
Impact factor: 2.180
Innate Immunity
ISSN: 1753-4259 (1753-4267)
Medicine, Research & Experimental - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Microbiology - Immunology - Infectious Diseases - Microbiology - Molecular Biology - Immunology - Cell Biology
Impact factor: 2.173
Pulmonary Circulation
ISSN: 2045-8932 (2045-8940)
Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems - Respiratory System - Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Impact factor: 2.075
Translational Neuroscience
ISSN: 2081-6936 (2081-3856)
Walter de Gruyter
Neurosciences - General Neuroscience
Impact factor: 2.038
Cancer Control
ISSN: 1073-2748 (1526-2359)
Oncology - Hematology - Oncology - Oncology
Impact factor: 1.990
Energy Exploration and Exploitation
ISSN: 0144-5987 (2048-4054)
Energy & Fuels - Nuclear Energy and Engineering - Energy Engineering and Power Technology - Fuel Technology - Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Impact factor: 1.946
Molecular Imaging
ISSN: 1535-3508 (1536-0121)
Biochemical Research Methods - Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging - Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging - Condensed Matter Physics - Biomedical Engineering - Biotechnology - Molecular Medicine - Molecular Medicine
Impact factor: 1.942
Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (Crelle's Journal)
ISSN: 0075-4102 (1435-5345)
Walter de Gruyter
Mathematics - General Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Impact factor: 1.859
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Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
ISSN: 1076-0296 (1938-2723)
Peripheral Vascular Disease - Hematology - Hematology - Hematology
Impact factor: 1.846
Reviews on Advanced Materials Science
ISSN: 1605-8127 (1606-5131)
Walter de Gruyter
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary - Nanoscience & Nanotechnology - Condensed Matter Physics - General Materials Science
Impact factor: 1.828
Evolutionary Psychology (OA)
ISSN: 1474-7049
Psychology, Experimental - Social Psychology - Behavioral Neuroscience - Behavioral Neuroscience
Impact factor: 1.823
Cognitive Linguistics
ISSN: 0936-5907 (1613-3641)
Walter de Gruyter
Linguistics - Language and Linguistics - Linguistics and Language - Developmental and Educational Psychology
Impact factor: 1.630
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
ISSN: 1550-1329 (1550-1477)
Telecommunications - Computer Science, Information Systems - General Engineering - Computer Networks and Communications
Impact factor: 1.614
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
ISSN: 1847-9804
Physics, Applied - Materials Science, Multidisciplinary - Nanoscience & Nanotechnology - Ceramics and Composites - Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Biotechnology - Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Impact factor: 1.600
Open Chemistry
ISSN: 2391-5420
Walter de Gruyter
Chemistry, Multidisciplinary - Materials Chemistry - General Chemistry
Impact factor: 1.512
ISSN: 1618-7229
Walter de Gruyter
Polymer Science - General Chemical Engineering - Polymers and Plastics - Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Impact factor: 1.491
Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment
ISSN: 1533-0338 (1533-0346)
Oncology - Oncology - Cancer Research
Impact factor: 1.481
American Journal of Men's Health
ISSN: 1557-9883 (1557-9891)
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health - Health(social science) - Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Impact factor: 1.409
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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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