The SpringerPlus Team & Board of Editors are proud to announce that SpringerPlus has been accepted for indexing by Thomson Reuters. The Journal will be listed in SCIE (ISI Web of Science), the Journal Citation Reports, Biological Abstracts, and BIOSIS.
SpringerPlus will also receive its first Impact Factor in June 2016!
Being accepted for these services is a welcome endorsement from Thomson Reuters, and confirms that SpringerPlus continues to meet a high level of quality. We are delighted to receive this recognition.
“SpringerPlus has an inclusive scope”
SpringerPlus is Springer’s peer-reviewed, Open Access journal publishing articles across all scholarly disciplines. This includes interdisciplinary research or article types which can be difficult to publish in defined-scope journals. We guarantee publication to all research which is validated as being scientifically and methodologically sound by active scholars.
Since the launch of SpringerPlus in 2012, the journal has received over 3,500 submissions and has published almost 2000 manuscripts across many sub-disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and the Humanities & Social Sciences. All content since our launch will be listed so we are pleased to inform the authors of these ~2000 articles that they will also benefit from the services offered by Thomson Reuters.
“Quality is guaranteed!”
We screen manuscripts for quality and ethical considerations, and we help authors to improve their manuscripts when needed. Our review processes are fast and predictable and our board of International Editors and reviewers will never reject a manuscript without feedback. Our rejection rate currently stands at 55%; a clear indication that SpringerPlus provides a high quality publishing venue for all sound research.
“SCIE adds to our list of great author services”
Citation tracking and inclusion in SCIE (ISI Web of Science) will help to further enhance the author services already provided by the Journal; many of our authors require SCIE indexing to meet publication requirements set out by their institutions or funding bodies, and we are very happy that we can now provide this.
SpringerPlus is already indexed by Scopus, PubMed and Google Scholar and we award DOI (digital object identifier) registrations to all articles to enable easy citation and help build an author’s H-index. Furthermore, SpringerPlus‘ open access policy allows maximum visibility for our published articles – they are freely available to a global audience. Authors who are unable to pay the article processing fee can apply for support from the Springer waiver fund.
“SpringerPlus is a platform for flexible publishing”
Alongside customary journal content submitted to one of our Journal Sections, SpringerPlus also supports the publication of defined-scope article Collections, Edited by separate Boards of leading academics. A Collection can be organized as a standard Special Issue, or managed as a standalone continuous-publication Journal within SpringerPlus. For more information, and a full list of Collections that you can submit to now, please view the Collections Homepage.
We would like to invite you to join us in our celebration: check out articles that we have published in your discipline, and consider SpringerPlus for your own research! Don’t forget to watch out for our year-long #3YearsofSpringerPlus discounts and promotions – new ones are highlighted every month on our Announcement Page! Follow us on Social Media to keep up to date.
Here are a few of our most cited articles to date:
- Acceptability and intended usage preferences for six HIV testing options among internet-using men who have sex with men, by Akshay Sharma, Rob B Stephenson, Darcy White and Patrick S Sullivan
- Pre- and postoperative alcohol consumption in breast cancer patients: impact on early events, by Maria Simonsson, Andrea Markkula, Pär-Ola Bendahl, Carsten Rose, Christian Ingvar and Helena Jernström
- Coupling groundwater modeling and biological indicators for identifying river/aquifer exchanges, by Didier Graillot, Frédéric Paran, Gudrun Bornette, Pierre Marmonier, Christophe Piscart and Laurent Cadilhac
…and some interesting articles which have created a buzz on Social Media:
We look forward to advertising our Impact Factor on the Journal Homepage in June 2016!
(from left to right: Max Haring, Sarah Dodds, Valeria Olivo, Lauren Gonnella)