Scholarly Publishing Round-up January 2016

By the Numbers in 2015

According to the Scopus database, authors from WUSM published approximately 2,300 peer-reviewed journal articles in 2015. The top five journals were PLoS ONE, PNAS, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Journal of Immunology. Over 90 countries were represented by co-author affiliations from various institutions world-wide as noted in the Choropleth map below (Sci2 Team. (2009). Science of Science (Sci2) Tool. Indiana University and SciTech Strategies,


The top three cited 2015 journal articles garnered 187 citations as of January 2016, plus other non-citation counts. To view the non-citation counts, see the Metrics table on the right side of the Scopus record page for each publication.


Unsolicited Invitations to Publish

Did you receive an unsolicited email from a journal inviting you to submit a manuscript for peer review or to serve on an editorial board? Are you reviewing different journals to decide which one to submit for peer review? See the Questionable Indicators box on Selecting a Journal for Publication for a list of criteria to help you decide whether to publish and where.


PubMed Commons is here to Stay

Read the PubMed Commons Blog Post: Commenting on PubMed: A Successful Pilot. "More than 9,500 authors have joined PubMed Commons – and they have posted over 4,000 comments to more than 3,300 publications, mostly on recent publications."

View PubMed records to works by WUSM authors that have comments.