Webometrics as a method for identifying the most accredited free electronic journals

  • The case of medical sciences
  • Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam, Farshid Danesh, Nadia Hadji-Azizi
  • The Electronic Library, February 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/el-10-2012-0141

Methods for Finding free electronic journals

What is it about?

The present study aims at determining the most accredited free English electronic journals (EJs) in Medical Sciences

Why is it important?

Searching web portals for access to free EJs (no subscription fee needed) is a suitable method for finding EJs, but the main question is whether all free EJs are valid or not

Perspectives

Dr Farshid Danesh
Regional Information Center for Science and Technology

The most accredited journals in four medical disciplines studied here are health: New South Wales Public Health Bulletin, PLoS Biology and Environmental Health Perspectives – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; nursing: Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care and Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/el-10-2012-0141

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam and Dr Farshid Danesh