How many science journals?
- Estimation: <> 25-40,000 journals
- 96% are published online
- 8-10% are published under Open Access models
- 20% of science articles are available free of charge
- How many articles have been published ever (means since 1665)? est. 50 millions
- Growth: 1.4 million of articles per year
- There are 2,000 publishers but Top 3 (Elsevier, Springer, Wiley) account for 42% of articles published
- Elsevier itself publishes 250,000 articles a year in 2,000 journals
- The biggest platform of ejournals, ScienceDirect, provides 240 million of downloads per year to 10 million of users
- The cost of publishing a single online scientific journal article is estimated at $10,000
- To purchase an article for an individual: $30-40
- Average cost of a subscription for a library: $3,792 (average cost for a chemistry journal) up to $10,000
- The most expensive: Biochimica & Biophysica Acta, $20,930 a year!
– Article 50 million: an estimate of the number of scholarly articles in existence. Jinha, Arif E. Learned Publishing, Volume 23, Number 3, July 2010 , pp. 258-263
– SOAP Project result: http://www.slideshare.net/ProjectSoap/soapfall2010
– Leggott, Mark. UPEI, Web of Science and Knowledge for all. Posted on: 14th of August 2010.
– Björk B-C, Welling P, Laakso M, Majlender P, Hedlund T, et al. (2010) Open Access to the Scientific Journal Literature: Situation 2009. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11273. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0011273
– Fanelli D (2010) Do Pressures to Publish Increase Scientists’ Bias? An Empirical Support from US States Data. PLoS ONE 5(4): e10271. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0010271
– Ware, Mark and Mabe, Michael. The stm report : An overview of scientific and scholarly journals publishing. September 2009. Online: http://www.stm-assoc.org/news.php?id=255&PHPSESSID=3c5575d0663c0e04a4600d7f04afe91f