eCM Information: Ten good reasons for publishing a paper in eCM
1. World-wide open
2. Authors retain copyright to their articles.
Rigorous (high standard) open peer reviewing (reviewers have to specifically request their name to be withheld).
4. Five-year Impact Factor 2014- 5.984, Impact factor 2014 4.486 (quartile 1 in indexed catgories).
Past yearly Impact Factors: 2013 4.887 2012 4.558; 2011 3.028; 2010 9.65; 2009 5.378; 2008 4.289.
5. Indexed by ISI within: Science
Citation Index Expanded, "Materials
Science", "Engineering Biomedical" and "Cell & Tissue Engineering" Citation Index categories. Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition, AJC, 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:
6. 20382 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 our eCM conferences).
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 Review Panel.
10. Founded and run by scientists for the benefit of Science rather than
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).
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).
2015: 15 years of eCM.
eCM started as a concept in 1999 of free science publication. eCM was one of the first open access scientific journals in the world and initiated the transparent review process (now known as open peer review) including a transparent route to becoming a member of the International Review Panel. eCM always has had rigorous peer revieing and the novel discussion with named reviewers (as would happen in a conference) included as an integral part of accepted publications.
eCM was set up and remains as a not-for-profit journal.
The first ten years of eCM
The first 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