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Friday, June 24 2022 - 00:00
Open access publisher Hindawi makes detailed publishing metrics publicly available
LONDON, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Hindawi Limited announces the launch of new journal reports, which provide 
unprecedented detail about the underlying services of Hindawi's journals.

Hindawi's journal reports showcase a wide 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 and are publicly 
available through from each journal's main page by following the 
"see full report" link underneath the journal metrics. See an example here: 

This first phase of the new journal reports gives greater insight into 
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 
openness of metadata (such as abstracts and citations openly provided to 
CrossRef), the machine readability of content and the use of 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 them 
relying on limited and often problematic indicators.

Catriona MacCallum, Director of Open Science at Hindawi, commented:

"Hindawi is committed to taking an evidence-informed approach to publishing. By 
starting to unbundle and share data on our different services, we aim to 
unravel the 'black box' of publishing and open it up to independent scrutiny. 
Having a more transparent and collaborative approach to our workflows will also 
help fuel innovation in publishing and further support researchers, funders and 
institutions who are committed to Open Science."

Mathias Astell, Chief Journal Development Officer at Hindawi, added:

"These reports mark an important step in increasing transparency of journal 
performance and makeup – helping researchers, institutions, funders and 
publishing partners to have a clearer understanding of the value a journal is 
providing. We believe that clearly presenting the geographic representation of 
our journals will start to help subvert historical geographical biases in 
publishing. We also believe that openly sharing the metrics that actually make 
a difference to authors' experience is vital in moving away from the 
problematic ways of traditionally assessing journals. This is the first 
iteration of our new reports and we are planning to further increase 
transparency and openness through future phases."

Nick Andrews, DataSalon, Managing Director, commented:

"Hindawi are taking bold steps to make publicly available detailed metrics for 
their journals."


Notes to Editors 

About Hindawi Limited: 
Hindawi Limited is one of the world's largest open access publishers with a 
portfolio of 240 plus academic research journals across all areas of science 
and medicine.

Each peer-reviewed journal has been developed in partnership with academic 
researchers, acting as editors, to fit the targeted communities they serve.

By placing the researcher at the heart of everything we do and driven by a 
mission to maximize the impact of research through openness, we work with the 
broader research community and forge collaborations with publishers and 
organizations that pave the way for a more open scholarly ecosystem. 

About DataSalon: 

DataSalon are the experts in customer insight for publishers. We pride 
ourselves on excellent service, and our cloud-based services are fast, 
flexible, and backed by first-class support.

Many of the world's biggest scholarly publishers rely on DataSalon to help 
drive new sales, inform future strategy, and provide accurate insight to the 
whole organization.

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Source: Hindawi Limited