In line with this vision, this contribution intends to promote th

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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