In line with this vision, this contribution intends to promote the synergy between researchers’ awareness of OA benefits and institutional policies mandating self-archiving practices. Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank Rossella Ballarini
for help in collecting bibliographic data of INT and Antonio Lucon for assistance with tables. Special thanks to #see more randurls[1|1|,|CHEM1|]# Francesca Servoli for revising the manuscript and bibliography according to the Instructions. Electronic supplementary material Additional file 1 Table S1: Key issues for author consideration when submitting a manuscript to a scientific journal. (DOCX 16 KB) Additional file 2 Table S2: Journals hosting the scientific production of ISS, IRE and INT in 2010, ordered by IF quartile ranking (Q1-Q4). Note. 1) The currency in euros was calculated according to the exchange rate of 27 August 2012: 1 USD = €0.798028 €1 = 1.25309 USD checked at [http://www.xe.com/]. 2) Only “”original research articles”" are SGC-CBP30 open access, while other types of articles appearing in the same journals are accessible on a subscription basis. (XLS 49 KB) Additional file 3 Table S3: Copyright policy of the publishers listed in Table S2. (XLS 30 KB) References 1. Suber P: Open access overview. Focusing on open access to peer-reviewed research articles and their preprints. 2004. http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm
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