Hindawi Limited has announced the launch of new journal reports. These journal reports showcase a range of publishing metrics, from submission through peer review and discovery - providing greater than ever insight into the performance and makeup of their journals.
The reports were created in partnership with DataSalon. They are publicly available through Hindawi.com from each journal's main page by following the "see full report" link underneath the journal metrics. See an example here: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/journal-report/. This first phase of the new journal reports gives greater insight into the acceptance rates and decision times, including the median peer review time and the number of reviews per article.
Alongside traditional metrics, such as citations and article views, the reports provide the geographic distribution of authors, editors, and reviewers. The final section includes metrics about the openness of metadata (such as abstracts and citations openly provided to CrossRef), the machine readability of content, and persistent identifiers (such as ORCID).
By sharing this information, Hindawi aims to help researchers make better-informed decisions when choosing where to publish instead of relying on limited and often problematic indicators.Click here to read the original press release.