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Top 10 Impact Factor Integrative & Complementary Medicine also has glimmers of gold open access

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I forgot to mention in my last post that the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) subscription now provides access to 12 years of data (1999-2010). I really had not noticed this generosity.

Journal Citation ReportsLet’s look at another subject discipline to assess whether the top 10  2010 impact factor rankings offer substantial immediate open access options. Integrative & Complementary Medicine cries out for openness, given the public fascination with alternative health.  Unfortunately, some publishers, recognizing the scarcity of evidence-based experimentation, rely on subscription revenue and individual article sales,  fueled by marketing and media curiosity. Here is a summary of those top 10 journals with an open access option:

2010 JCR Impact Factor Integrative/Complementary Journals

JOURNAL NAME OPEN ACCESS OPTION? SOURCE Regular OA Processing Charge
European Journal of Integrative Medicine Update No http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/humupd/for_authors/general.html --
Alternative Medicine Review No http://altmedrev.com/information.htmld.com/ong/accounts/authors.pdf --
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Yes http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/ordjournals.org/our_journals/humrep/for_authors/#Open Access for Authors $1500
Phytomedicine Yes http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/openaccessevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622840/authorinstructions#13500 $3000
Journal of Ethnopharmacology Yes http://www.elsevier.com/framework_authors/Sponsoredarticles/sponsoredarticleoption.pdfme.com/images/stories/PDF/srm.author.instructions.pdf $3000
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Yes http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/authors/apcfaq £1175 €1300 US$1880
Integrative Cancer Therapies No http://tinyurl.com/42qvf2yd.com/meno/accounts/ifauth.htm --
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Yes http://www.liebertpub.com/Mcontent/files/OpenOptionForAuthors.pdf $3,000
Complementary Therapies in Medicine No http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623020/authorinstructionsiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html --
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics No http://www.jmptonline.org/authorinfo --

Interestingly, 50% of the 2010 top-10 impact factor journals in integrative & complementary medicine offer a gold open access option, an identical rate to my last post exploring the top 10 in obstetrics/gynecology.

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