[Duraspace] Uprising: Less prestigious journals publishing greater share of high-impact papers | Science/AAAS | News

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 11:44:37 SAST 2014

*The world of academic publishing is an oligarchy*. Not only are the vast
majority of highly cited papers authored by an elite 1% of scientists, but
a small group of elite journals also get the lion's share of citations and
media attention. *But this rarified world is becoming more egalitarian*,
according to a study released 9 October by the team that develops Google
Scholar, the free literature search engine now used by virtually every
scientist in the world. The study is the strongest evidence yet that *the
dominance of the elite journals is eroding*, thanks in part to how much
easier it has become for scientists to find and cite obscure but relevant

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