April 13, 2012
Not all Open Access publications are good. Some are basic Nigerian scams, and I don’t mean that as a figment of speech, some literally are scams run out of Nigeria. They ask for money and will publish anything. Interestingly just yesterday it appears that some pseudoscientists got scammed, Scam Publisher Fools Swedish Cranks. There is […]
January 6, 2012
After a lot more work than I thought it was going to be, I created a searchable table of Open Access Archaeology Publications using google charts and google fusion tables. You can now now view the finished product at Open Access Archaeology. It will be replacing my current list of open access journals. I will […]
December 11, 2011
This came from the Assemblage journal RSS feed- “…we’re bringing you a smorgasbord of features to tide you over for the festive season. We have a double State of the Arch update with two pieces on a similar theme. Patrcik Hadley discusses the issues surrouonding setting up Mesolithic Miscellany and the world of open access journals, […]
November 21, 2011
A few weeks ago I started a new blog open access archaeology-http://openaccessarchaeology.tumblr.com/ So far it has worked out pretty well, only minimal time and barely takes away from this blog. Here is quick recap of 22 open access publications that I have posted so far with links and brief overviews. You can find full details […]
November 4, 2011
Stephen H. Lekson, from the Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado, has started a new blog, The Southwest in the World. It is a pretty cool concept. He is writing a book putting up rough chapters up as blog posts.
October 29, 2011
Someone was kind enough to point me in the direction of a open access journal I did not have on my list- Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology. The website is here
October 24, 2011
Open Access Week is here. To celebrate I would like to highlight a open access journal- CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship. It is peer reviewed too.
September 21, 2011
This is up there with my favorite quote about academic publishers-
August 26, 2011
Using the Publisher or Perish citation analysis software I have been looking at the statistics for hundreds of English Language Archaeology Journals. One of the outputs from this software is the number of citations each individual paper within a journal receives. After a pretty extensive search of about 250 archaeology journals I am pretty confident […]
August 1, 2011
It has been about two months since my last archaeology journal publishing post, apologies. Quick recap of Arch Journal Publishing I-XI: I looked at varies metrics of “supposed” journal quality vs. price per journal and/or price per page and found pretty much no correlation between these metrics and prices. To continue with this line of […]
June 19, 2011
I have updated my list of Open Access Archaeology Journals. It now includes journals in languages other than English. It also includes those journals that have rolling walls e.g. they do not make all articles available right away but after a few months or years. Furthermore, it includes some journals who have stopped publishing but […]
June 11, 2011
In the last week I have created an Open Access Archaeology search engine. It covers quite a few sites and journals that offer open access publications. It is pretty good but it needs to be tested throughly. So if you are going any research can you stop by, test it out, and give some feedback? […]
June 9, 2011
I have put together a custom search engine that specifically searches for open access archaeology publications. To be accurate it searches webpages and websites that offer open access publications. Right now, it returns mostly relevant results and 99% open access publications but it could be improved. I am looking for people to BETA test the […]
June 8, 2011
The publisher Pagepress is launching a new open access journal Antiqua. It is open access but it is based off of the concept that the author pays for the open access. Well sort of, there is a deal in which no one has to pay if they submit before the 31st of July, 2011. I […]
June 7, 2011
Continuing with previous examinations of journal prices vs. journal quality (in this case the h-index).
June 4, 2011
In my last post I showed that an archaeology journals’ Scientific Journal Ranking (SJR) score does not correlate with the price charged to read them. Using the SJR database, again, I show that there is no correlation between price and the SJR impact factor.
June 3, 2011
This post shows there is no correlation between journal prices and the Scientific Journal Rankings (SJR).
May 28, 2011
In this post I show that there is no correlation between journals prices and Article Influence Score of journals.
May 25, 2011
This post takes a look at the Eigenfactor score of journals against their prices and finds that there is a very weak correlation. So weak that there is probably no actual correlation between journal prices and the quality of the research within them.
May 24, 2011
Yesterday, I looked at the Thomson Reuter’s Journal Impact Factors (TRJIF) in relation to archaeology journal prices and found negative correlations. Today I examined the 5 year TRJIF scores of those same archaeology journals listed in the Thomson Reuter Journal Citation Report and found that there are even stronger negative correlations. This would indicate that […]
May 23, 2011
After running the numbers I have determined that there is no correlation between archaeology journal prices and the Thomson Reuter’s Journal Impact Factors (TRJIF). Leading me to conclude that ether commercial publishers are over pricing their journals or that TRJIF is not an accurate representation of journal quality.
May 22, 2011
This posts is a short one. I have just put up a couple of graphs on increase of archaeology journals over the years.
May 21, 2011
In my last post I talked about how archaeology journal publications put out by commercial units were between 300-600% more expensive than those put out by universities, organizations, and not-for-profits. This post will break down that information even further into the individual publishers and show that not all commercial publishers are equal.
May 20, 2011
In the last post I discussed what these posts under the title About Archaeology Journal Publishing were about and broke down of the average cost of archaeology journals for both individuals and organizations. This post will look at how different publishers affect the price of journals.
May 19, 2011
Currently, I am writing up a paper for the Assemblage, an open access journal, about archaeology journals. It is amazing how little we know archaeology journals considering that some archaeologists are dependent on publishing in them for their jobs/livelihood. As the saying goes publish or perish.
May 17, 2011
While a lot of journals are now online there still many that are only produced in a print format. Yet, these journals also have websites. Here is a list of print archaeology journals and links to their websites. As always if you find errors, dead links, or that I missed a critical journal please leave […]
May 12, 2011
After putting up so many journals that require a payment to view on my list of archaeology journals, I felt a little sick. Mainly, because of the level of knowledge locked behind a pay wall and a little because of the McD’s I had for lunch. It seems like 90% of all journal articles are […]
May 11, 2011
To continue what I have been doing from the first post here are some more English language archaeology journals that provide online access but behind a pay wall- means you’ll have to hand over a pretty big chuck of cash to view. I am not a big fan of paying for journals that I contribute […]
May 10, 2011
As part of a new page on my blog, I am creating of a list of archaeology journals. There are a few lists already on the web (CBA, Archaeology on the net , About.com, BAJR) but they are a bit patchy. So I am putting together a list of my own. So far, I have […]
May 9, 2011
Yesterday, I posted a list of archaeology journals that were open access. Well I found two more that have been added to the list here. I have also created a list of journals that post many of their back issues online. There is a few year gap between what is new and the free journals […]
May 8, 2011
Unless you are at a university, chances are you are can not get behind the pay wall of most archaeology journals to see the most recent research. Luckily, some people do publish their journals as open access or with a very small delay. I have gone through and found several of these journals, for archaeology. […]
April 5, 2011
‘Entry level costs barrier’ is a term used in the business world to describe the minimum amount of money that needs to be invested to get a business up and running. For example, to start a pizza delivery company you would have to rent a shop, buy/rent on oven, and buy tools of the trade e.g. […]