eCM (Eur Cell Mater / e Cells & Materials) Not-for-profit Open Access
Created by Scientists, for Scientists
 ISSN:1473-2262         NLM:100973416 (link)         DOI:10.22203/eCM

eCM Journal

eCM Journal (Eur Cell Mater) provides an interdisciplinary forum for publication in the musculoskeletal field (Orthopaedics, Trauma, Maxillofacial (including dental) and Spine) of preclinical research, including the field of tissue engineering & regenerative medicine. eCM journal is published by AO Research Institute Davos, a Not-for-Profit foundation in Switzerland.

eCM Journal Impact Factor 2017: 3.667. JCR 5-year Impact Factor : 4.842.
Unfortunately, in their 2017 Journal Impact Factor (JIF) calculation, JCR (Clarivate Analytics) has included non-citeable meeting abstracts that were hosted by eCM journal in 2015 (removed in 2017). Their policy is inconsistent from journal to journal and they are not willing to remove these non-citeable meeting abstracts from the calculation. Without these supplements the eCM Impact Factor would be 3.979 (not 3.667). eCM now also lists the Scopus CiteScore for eCM, which is transparent in its calculations.
Scopus CiteScore 2017: 4.50


26 June 2018

eCM council has discussed the matter of long-term sustainability of the journal and has decided to implement an Article Publishing Charge (APC) on articles accepted for publication to help cover eCM staff costs. eCM offers Gold Open Access to its papers, where articles are immediately available for others to read, download and share (e.g. can be uploaded on ResearchGate). The Submission fee (which covers external paper handling costs) will remain and all accepted papers will be charged upon publication. The APC has been set at $1000, lower than any journal in the same field (standard Open Access APC for journal's of similar impact factor is between $2000 and $4000). All papers submitted from July 1st 2018 are liable to the publication fee. This news is to give authors a heads up of this charge so that they may put this into their grant applications.

The European Research Council (ERC) and the The SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) are two of the funders of Europe PMC (Europe PubMed Central). ERC and SNSF are committed to open access. eCM, as an open access journal, is compliant for SNSF and ERC funded projects. Every eCM publication is held as a copy within this repository, which also has direct access to each paper on the eCM website. Europe PMC enriches the publications with information such as citation data and links from other databases. See eCM on European PMC.

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