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1 Global Trends in Chemistry Publishing Background and Developments Presented by :James Milne PhD, Publisher – Organic & Inorganic Chemistry Date: June 2008 Presentation created by James Milne 2007 / 2008

2 | 2 Presentation About Elsevier Scientific Publishing General Background General Trends Trends from Japan

3 ABOUT ELSEVIER

4 | 4 About Elsevier House of Elzevir founded 1580 Elsevier as publishing house established 1880 NOW 2600 journals 250,000 articles a year 8.8 million articles on ScienceDirect, going back to 1823 (The Lancet) 386 million downloads a year by 10 million users (over 1 billion downloads since launch) House of Elzevir founded 1580 Elsevier as publishing house established 1880 Galileos Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche (1638)

5 | 5 Elsevier and Scientific Publishing All scientific research articles 1.2 million English language research articles published globally each year Learned Societies Other CommercialUniversity Presses Other Springer Blackwell Wiley Informa Elsevier Elsevier – by disciplines 250,000+ English language research articles published with Elsevier every year Physics Mathematics & Computer Science Social Sciences Earth Sciences Environmental Science Life Sciences Materials Science & Engineering Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

6 | 6 Elsevier: Portfolio Overview Electronic products Books Journals journals, around 1400 listed in ISI Accessed by 10 million researchers globally All journals available on ScienceDirect new titles published every year Imprints: Saunders, Mosby, Academic Press, Focal Press, … 6000 books online via ScienceDirect, including 51 MRWs and 300+ book series Scopus: >14,000 journals abstracted ScienceDirect: over 1 million downloads from India in 2007 Beilstein & Gmelin Databases Ei: over 5,000 journals and conference proceedings indexed

7 SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING

8 | 8 Why have Scientific Publishing ? Communication of research results and discoveries between scientists Sounds straightforward…

9 | 9 Why have Scientific Publishing ? Certification - assuring quality and accuracy of published research (through peer review) Registration - attributing who conducted the research Dissemination - making the information available, worldwide Achiving - ensuring content available in perpetuity

10 | 10 Why have Scientific Publishing ? Certification - assuring quality and accuracy of published research (through peer review) Registration - attributing who conducted the research Dissemination - making the information available, worldwide Achiving - ensuring content available in perpetuity Author Needs Reader Needs Research Scientists are both authors + readers of Information

11 | 11 Peer Review author referee editor reader submission review Authors write Reviewers comment Editors decide Readers read Library Published Journal Issues proofs Typesetter / Printer Publisher Accepted manuscripts Scientific community:

12 | 12 The Journal and the Scientific Community Publishing Professionals (often ex-scientists) Research Scientists Efficient Publication Independent & Impartial Commercial Operation Scientific Assessment of Quality Investment in DevelopmentsLeading Specialists in Field JournalPublishersAdvisory EditorsRegional EditorsPublishing EditorsEditor-in-Chief

13 | 13 STM Publishing Industry – Overview (STM = Scientific, Technical & Medical)

14 TRENDS IN JOURNAL PUBLISHING

15 | 15 Current Trends - Journals Final migration from print to online Greater integration and depth of content Linking Backfiles (archival issues online) Further increase in usage Increased speed of publication Greater number of submissions Experiments with alternative publishing models Open Access / Author Pays (approx. 1% of papers)

16 | 16 Print to Online Benefits For researchers Remote, desktop access Fast search Interlinked articles eFunctions, eg alerts For librarians Easier collection management Usage data per journal Reduced storage space Staff efficiencies

17 | 17 ScienceDirect Articles Downloads 386 million downloads overall – 1 million every day 67 million from chemistry – 2 every second

18 | 18 Unique Users of ScienceDirect Example: Tetrahedron Letters 2004|2005|2006|2007

19 | 19 Worldwide – Articles Published

20 TRENDS FROM JAPAN

21 | 21 Japan – and Science Publishers Article Share (quantity) Citation Share (quality?)

22 | 22 Japan – and Chemistry Articles Article Share (quantity) Citation Share (quality?)

23 | 23 Measuring Quality of Published Articles We consider relative impact (citations) per paper: If the world average for citations to organic chemistry papers is 2.0 over a two year period And the average for Japanese authored organic chemistry papers is 1.9 Then Japanese papers in organic chemistry have a relative impact of 0.95 (i.e. slightly below the world average) We can use this measure to look at trends: per country, per subject area, over time

24 | 24 Japan – all fields of research INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE = 1.0

25 | 25 Japan – individual subject areas INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE = 1.0 Better than International standard Lower than International standard

26 | 26 Japan – chemistry research INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE = 1.0 Relative Impact

27 | 27 Comparing countries (2000 – 2006) France (00 – 05) Germany (00 – 05) Japan (00 – 06) Russia (00 – 06) South Korea (00 – 05) Brazil (00 – 06) India (00-06) World average impact across all fields Papers per year Field weighted relative impact China (00-06)

28 | 28 Articles Published by Elsevier TOP 10 COUNTRIES

29 | 29 Articles Published by Elsevier TOP 10 COUNTRIES (excluding USA)

30 | 30 Who are downloading scientific papers? Geographic split – for Tetrahedron Letters

31 | 31 Japanese Research – Organic Chemistry Particular strength of research (c.16% of top papers are from Japan)

32 | 32 Summary Overall, the quality of research papers from Japan is steadily rising Chemistry and biological sciences are above international standard in terms of citations Japan is #3 in World, in terms of number of papers published. Slight decline during last few years In organic chemistry, Japan publishes many excellent papers (16% of total), and is #2 in terms of reading published articles

33 | 33 Thank you for your attention James Milne PhD Publisher Organic & Inorganic Chemistry Elsevier, Oxford, UK Oxford UniversityStandlake Village, Oxfordshire


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