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eCM Information: Ten good reasons for publishing a paper in eCM

1. World-wide open access.
2. Authors retain copyright to their articles.
3. Rigorous (high standard) open peer reviewing (reviewers have to specifically request their name to be withheld).

4. Indexed by ISI within: Science Citation Index Expanded, Materials Science Citation Index (from 2012 additionally to "Engineering Biomedical" and "Cell & Tissue Engineering" categories), Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition, Biosis Previews and Biological abstracts. Indexed in CAS, Index Medicus, Medline and Scopus databases and can be searched directly from Pubmed, Biomedsearch, DOAJ and Open J Gate. NLM: 100973416.
5. Five-year Impact Factor 2012- 5.7 (2nd in MATERIALS SCIENCE, BIOMATERIALS, 3rd in CELL & TISSUE ENGINEERING, 4th in ENGINEERING, BIOMEDICAL) Yearly Impact Factors: 2012 4.558 (3rd in MATERIALS SCIENCE, BIOMATERIALS, 4th in CELL & TISSUE ENGINEERING, 5th in ENGINEERING, BIOMEDICAL), 2011 3.028, 2010 9.65, 2009 5.378, 2008 4.289. Article Influence Score* 1.7 (2nd in MATERIALS SCIENCE, BIOMATERIALS, 3rd in CELL & TISSUE ENGINEERING, 4th in ENGINEERING, BIOMEDICAL)
6.
17266 registered readers world-wide, over 3000 PubMed monthly linkouts & 7000 monthly visits (Google analytics).
7. Discussion with reviewers feature, which is an integral section of the paper allows sensible arguments to be included (as would occur in a conference).
8. Speed of publication, 40 days average from submission to first decision, ~3 weeks after full acceptance, paper is online.
9. Transparent route to becoming a member of the International Editorial Review Board.
10. Founded by scientists for the benefit of Science rather than profit.

Information
eCM was one of the first open access scientific journals and also initiated the transparent review process (now known as open peer review) including a transparent route to becoming a member of the Review Board.

eCM publishes preclinical research in the musculoskeletal field (Trauma, Maxillofacial (including dental), Spine and Orthopaedics) and the cells & materials used in the replacement, repair or regeneration of these tissues.

Change of subject impact factor categories for eCM for 2013.
eCM Impact factor categories were recently re-examined through a prism of a citation analysis by Thomson Reuters. They examined the fields reflected in the journal's content, the cited references in that content, and those fields citing eCM journal, as reflected by the Web of Science. The analysis supports the following conclusions:
(1) Addition to "Engineering Biomedical" and "Cell & Tissue Engineering" categories.
(2) Maintenance of the title in the field of "Material Science, Biomaterials"
(3) Removal from "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology."

Digital Repositories
Universities and Research Institutes are encouraged to keep electronic PDF copies of eCM final published articles from authors employed at their Institution in their Digital Repositories, for access to their students and staff, on condition of the following:
1) A note is written with kind permission of full reproduction from eCM journal (www.ecmjournal.org). Founded by scientists for the benefit of Science rather than profit.
2) A URL link to the original article web page (not direct to the PDF) is also included on the page.
3) We would also appreciate that since this is all free the eCM logo Free Full Text is also included. (download here 1KB).

The first ten years of eCM
10 year history of eCM, (2000-2010) a short write up of how true open access started and why it is so important to science world-wide.

# Five year Impact Factors are based on cites to articles published in the previous five years. This gives a better indication of longevity of the article than the standard impact factor.

* Article Influence Score - The Article Influence determines the average influence of a journal's articles over the first five years after publication. It is calculated by dividing a journal’s Eigenfactor Score by the number of articles in the journal, normalized as a fraction of all articles in all publications. This measure is roughly analogous to the 5-Year Journal Impact Factor in that it is a ratio of a journal’s citation influence to the size of the journal’s article contribution over a period of five years. The mean Article Influence Score is 1.00. A score greater than 1.00 indicates that each article in the journal has above-average influence. A score less than 1.00 indicates that each article in the journal has below-average influence.

All papers are available in Portable Document File (PDF) format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to be able to read them. No paper version is published.

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Last modified July 8, 2013

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