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The June 2016 issue of Cites & Insights (volume 16, issue 5) is now available for downloading.
The issue consists of a brief introduction and excerpts from Gold Open Access Journals 2011-2015--roughly one-third of the book.
The link above is to the single-column 6x9" version intended for online/tablet reading, because the page size and column width are the same as the book. That version, http://citesandinsights.info/civ16i5on.pdf, is 74 pages long.
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More than half a million articles appeared in Gold OA journals (in DOAJ) in 2014--in more than 9,700 such journals. (The 400,000 mark was actually reached in 2012.)
That initial finding is at the heart of the lead essay in a unique issue of Cites & Insights, available in two different versions:
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Cites & Insights 15:4 (April 2015) is now available for downloading at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i4.pdf
The print-oriented version is 38 pages long; it includes boldface as applied but the links don't work.
If you're reading online or on an e-device and want working links (but no boldface), you may prefer the single-column 6x9" version at http://citesandinsights.info/civ15i4on.pdf
The single-column version is 72 pages long.
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The December 2014 Cites & Insights (14:11) is now available for downloading at http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i11.pdf
This print-oriented two-column version is 34 pages long.
If you plan to read the issue online or on an ereader (tablet, notebook, etc.), you may prefer the single-column 6x9" version, available at http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i11on.pdf
The single-column version is 77 pages long, because the issue includes many tables, which aren't broken across columns or pages.
The issue consists of one essay, really the second part of a two-part essay (and you'll want to read the first part, in the October/November 2014 C&I or its one-column equivalent, first):
Intersections: Journals and "Journals": Taking a Deeper Look: Part 2: DOAJ Subset and Additional Notes
If you've been reading various commentaries about Gold OA journals--including Part 1--you may be wondering where all those supposed no-fee Gold OA journals are. This piece helps to tell that story. Specifically, of 2,843 journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals as of May 7, 2014 that have an English interface version, aren't from either OASPA members or Beall-list publishers, and are not about aspects of medicine or biology--and that actually published one or more articles between January 2011 and June 30, 2014--more than 78% do not charge fees of any sort, and those journals published 53% of the articles published by the whole group during that period. Those percentages grow to almost 92% and more than 81%, respectively, for 1,426 journals in the humanities and social sciences.
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