Publication delay of scientific journals

16/12/2008 at 21:53 1 comment

Is there a place online where “metadata” about journals can be found? I am well aware that ISI Thompson (Reuters, whatever!) has some data about output and citation, but that is only half the picture. As an author you would like to know equally relevant information like rejection rate, average review time, average time to publication. Senior authors might have an idea about some of the journals in their field, but where should a junior scientist find out about these matters? The only journals in my field (sociology of science, sts) disclosing this kind of information I could find are Science and Public Policy and American Sociological Review. And no one knows how accurate this kind of self-declaration is.

If there is no website or database with this kind of information, there should be one. It would be a perfect addition to the open access movement.

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  • 1. Journals under threat? « science nation  |  07/01/2009 at 13:11

    […] joint response can be read here, free of charge. If ERIH would incorporate metainformation about the journals like rejection rates, review times, publication times, etc. then I might even […]

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