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The state of standards in genomic sciences.

Garrity GM - Stand Genomic Sci (2011)

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Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University.

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On July 20, 2009, we began the public phase of an experiment in open access publishing with the first issue of Standards in Genomic Sciences (SIGS)... The rational for the journal was to fulfill a perceived need in the community for the continued publication of “genome papers”, the once familiar companion articles that accompanied the public release of genome sequencing projects... Similarly, reviewers could easily process manuscripts and spot discrepancies that might otherwise go unnoticed... The format has proven to be quite successful and in February 2011, the 100 Short Genome Report was published in SIGS... A breakdown of the articles published in SIGS, by type, is presented in Table 2... Other notable events in 2011 include a special issue dedicated to meeting reports and community dialog articles by various standards groups (Vol 5 No 2) and the first effective publication of a taxonomic proposal for a new bacterial species published in SIGS... All of the SIGS content has been deposited in the PMC archive and is available in HTML, PDF and XML form... Listing in PMC has resulted in an increase in our readership, with approximately one third of our readers accessing content from the PMC site... At the end of 2011, we were experiencing 230 downloads of articles/day on the SIGS site and 121 downloads/day on the PMC site... Although SIGS has not been publishing long enough to estimate our impact factor, 93 articles have been cited a total of 271 times in articles included in the Cite-by-Linking program of Cross-Ref... Our experience with the template for Short Genome Reports has been largely successful... However, like other open access publications we need to institute a cost recovery mechanism to sustain publication of SIGS... More information about the publication fees is included in the Instructions to Authors.

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Combined download statistics from the journal site and PubMed Central for articles published in Standards in Genomic Sciences, by volume. Left panel – total cumulative downloads since initial publication on the Internet. Right panel, cumulative daily downloads of articles. X-axis – number of articles per volume. Y-axis – number of downloads.
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f2: Combined download statistics from the journal site and PubMed Central for articles published in Standards in Genomic Sciences, by volume. Left panel – total cumulative downloads since initial publication on the Internet. Right panel, cumulative daily downloads of articles. X-axis – number of articles per volume. Y-axis – number of downloads.

Mentions: Web traffic has continued to increase steadily (Table 3). At the end of 2011, we were experiencing 230 downloads of articles/day on the SIGS site and 121 downloads/day on the PMC site. The total number of article downloads since SIGS began publishing is rapidly approaching 120,000 (Figure 2). Daily downloads tend to be high for each issue for the first several weeks after publishing on either site, after which the download frequency tends to decline. However, we have not yet observed a plateau for any of the published volumes as we continue to have new visitors on the site each day. This suggests that we have not yet saturated the potential audience. The top five articles downloaded from the SIGS and PMC site are listed in Table 4.


The state of standards in genomic sciences.

Garrity GM - Stand Genomic Sci (2011)

Combined download statistics from the journal site and PubMed Central for articles published in Standards in Genomic Sciences, by volume. Left panel – total cumulative downloads since initial publication on the Internet. Right panel, cumulative daily downloads of articles. X-axis – number of articles per volume. Y-axis – number of downloads.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f2: Combined download statistics from the journal site and PubMed Central for articles published in Standards in Genomic Sciences, by volume. Left panel – total cumulative downloads since initial publication on the Internet. Right panel, cumulative daily downloads of articles. X-axis – number of articles per volume. Y-axis – number of downloads.
Mentions: Web traffic has continued to increase steadily (Table 3). At the end of 2011, we were experiencing 230 downloads of articles/day on the SIGS site and 121 downloads/day on the PMC site. The total number of article downloads since SIGS began publishing is rapidly approaching 120,000 (Figure 2). Daily downloads tend to be high for each issue for the first several weeks after publishing on either site, after which the download frequency tends to decline. However, we have not yet observed a plateau for any of the published volumes as we continue to have new visitors on the site each day. This suggests that we have not yet saturated the potential audience. The top five articles downloaded from the SIGS and PMC site are listed in Table 4.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University.

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On July 20, 2009, we began the public phase of an experiment in open access publishing with the first issue of Standards in Genomic Sciences (SIGS)... The rational for the journal was to fulfill a perceived need in the community for the continued publication of “genome papers”, the once familiar companion articles that accompanied the public release of genome sequencing projects... Similarly, reviewers could easily process manuscripts and spot discrepancies that might otherwise go unnoticed... The format has proven to be quite successful and in February 2011, the 100 Short Genome Report was published in SIGS... A breakdown of the articles published in SIGS, by type, is presented in Table 2... Other notable events in 2011 include a special issue dedicated to meeting reports and community dialog articles by various standards groups (Vol 5 No 2) and the first effective publication of a taxonomic proposal for a new bacterial species published in SIGS... All of the SIGS content has been deposited in the PMC archive and is available in HTML, PDF and XML form... Listing in PMC has resulted in an increase in our readership, with approximately one third of our readers accessing content from the PMC site... At the end of 2011, we were experiencing 230 downloads of articles/day on the SIGS site and 121 downloads/day on the PMC site... Although SIGS has not been publishing long enough to estimate our impact factor, 93 articles have been cited a total of 271 times in articles included in the Cite-by-Linking program of Cross-Ref... Our experience with the template for Short Genome Reports has been largely successful... However, like other open access publications we need to institute a cost recovery mechanism to sustain publication of SIGS... More information about the publication fees is included in the Instructions to Authors.

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