Browsing All posts tagged under »cost of archaeology journals«

Some New Comments on Open Access and Archaeology and Shameless Self-promotion

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, […]

Funny & Sad Open Access Video

October 28, 2011


Sometimes writing fails you….

Archaeology Journal Publishing XII

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 […]

Clarification on Author Pays in Archaeology

June 11, 2011


My post on a new open access archaeology journal has garnered several comments. My responses to one of the comments is too long so I have turned it into a post.

Archaeology Journal Publishing XI

June 7, 2011


Continuing with previous examinations of journal prices vs. journal quality (in this case the h-index).

Archaeology Journal Publishing X

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.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing IX

June 3, 2011


This post shows there is no correlation between journal prices and the Scientific Journal Rankings (SJR).

Great Quote on Journal Publishing

May 30, 2011


I think this quote sums up my thoughts on journal publishing: In justifying the margins earned, the publishers, REL(Reed Elsevier) included, point to the highly skilled nature of the staff they employ (to pre-vet submitted papers prior to the peer review process), the support they provide to the peer review panels, including modest stipends, the […]

About Archaeology Journal Publishing VIII

May 28, 2011


In this post I show that there is no correlation between journals prices and Article Influence Score of journals.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing VII

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.

About Archaeology Journal Publishing VI

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 […]

About Archaeology Journal Publishing V

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.

The High Cost of Knowledge

May 18, 2011


Using the compiled list of journals I have created (full list here) I looked at the costs to subscribe to each publication. These costs range from those for individual subscriptions to journals to student or full memberships in the publication organizations (the only way to receive some publications). Also, varies ranges of subscription for organizations […]