Friday, September 25, 2009

Reasons why I like the APS

Gene Sprouse, Editor in Chief, from the American Physical Society (APS) displayed some data at the September 17th Publications Oversight Committee Meeting. His presentation was "A View from the Clouds". He gave me permission to publicly repost some of the slides from that presentation.

Data was derived from the Thomson/Reuters Science Citation Index and the "Physics" section. They have a high percentage of the citations while publishing a small number of journals.

Snapshot of top Physics Publishers. Data derived from Thomson/Reuters Science Citation Index and the Journal Citation Reports.

Average cost per article was derived from The APS publishes their journals with very low cost per article.

Note: I am on a rolling position as a library adviser on the APS Publications Oversight Committee.

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