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2010 JCR data out; Half of OB-GYN impact factor top 10 offer open access option for authors

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Journal Citation Reports 2010 EditionNow that most academic libraries are announcing the availability of the 2010 edition of Journal Citation Reports(JCR), it is also time to try to find some trends in terms of open access.  I decided to check the new list of top-10 impact factor (IF) journals in a notable subject discipline, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN). Did the top-10 IF OB/GYN journals offer an open access option?

2010 JCR Impact Factor OB/GYN Journals

JOURNAL NAME OPEN ACCESS OPTION? SOURCE Regular OA Processing Charge
Human Reproduction Update Yes http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/humupd/for_authors/general.html £1700 / $3000 / €2550
Obstetrics & Gynecology No http://edmgr.ovid.com/ong/accounts/authors.pdf --
Human Reproduction Yes http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/humrep/for_authors/#Open Access for Authors £1700 / $3000 / €2550
Gynecologic Oncology Yes http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622840/authorinstructions#13500 $3000
Seminars in Reproductive Medicine No http://www.thieme.com/images/stories/PDF/srm.author.instructions.pdf --
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Yes http://www.bjog.org/view/0/authorInformation.html $3,000
Menopause No http://edmgr.ovid.com/meno/accounts/ifauth.htm --
American Journal of Obstetircs and Gynecology No http://www.elsevier.com/framework_products/promis_misc/ajogifa2011.pdf --
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology Yes http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html $3,000
Fertility and Sterility No http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600420/authorinstructions --

Half of the top-10 IF OB/GYN journals provide a gold open access option for immediate public access. This kind of simple analysis could be done at any institution that subscribes to JCR.

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