Thursday, August 13, 2015

August-September 2015 Cites & Insights (15:8) now available

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:  

Cites & Insights 15:8 (August-September 2015), the "standard" version (two-column, print-oriented), is 26 pages long and available at

The two-column version, designed for online or tablet reading, is 51 pages and available at

What's unique is that the two versions are textually different. Both versions begin with:

The Front: About The [Nearly Complete] OA Landscape 2011-2014 pp. 1-4 (pp. 1-7 in one column version)

This essay expands on a July 26, 2015 post regarding the remainder of my full scan of DOAJ journals and what will happen with that scan--and the deadline to get an "active hyperlink" version of the final report.
The two-column version continues with:

Perspective: A Few Words, Part 2 pp. 4-26

The remainder of my little journey through publications past (omitting self published material including, ahem, Cites & Insights), covering 1995 to the present. I think it's interesting and a little fun. You might also.
The single-column version continues with:

Perspective: Some Moldy Oldies from C&I pp. 7-51

Excerpts from the very first issue of Cites & Insights and from three issues that have been downloaded less often than others.