Ten good reasons for publishing a paper in eCM
1. World-wide Gold Open Access, authors retain copyright to their articles (CC-BY-SA).
2. eCM is a Not-for-Profit journal published by a Not-for-Profit foundation in Switzerland.
3. Rigorous open peer reviewing (reviewers have to request their name to be withheld). Reviewers can track, verify and showcase their peer review and editorial contributions on Publons.
4. Speed of publication.
5. Unique discussion with reviewers, as an integral section of the paper, allows sensible arguments to be included.
6. Scopus CiteScore 2019: 6.0 SJR H index: 79. JCR Impact Factor 2019: 3.741. JCR 5-year Impact Factor: 4.31.
7. Indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded and Web of Science, DOAJ, ISSN, Scopus, SJR, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Google Scholar, NCBI database, PubsHub and SHERPA/RoMEO databases. eCM articles can be searched directly from PubMed and China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database.
8. Digital archive of manuscripts through CLOCKSS and Europe PMC. eCM is a member of CROSSREF (Crossref Digital Object Identifiers (DOI:10.22203/eCM), tagged to article metadata).
9. Transparent route to becoming a member of the International Review Panel.
10. Created (and run) by scientists for the benefit of Science rather than profit.
eCM Ranking 2019
Cell and tissue engineering: 14 of 29; Q2
Engineering, biomedical: 20 of 87; Q1
Material science, biomaterials: 15 of 38; Q2
Orthopedics: 11 of 82; Q1
Biomedical engineering: Q1
Cell biology: Q2
Medicine (miscellaneous): Q1
In 1999, eCM started the concept 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 eCM International Review Panel. eCM is published by AO Research Institute Davos, a Not-for-Profit foundation in Switzerland. The first ten years of eCM
eCM publishes preclinical research that has clinical relevance in the musculoskeletal field (Orthopaedics, Trauma, Maxillofacial (including dental) and Spine). eCM's definition of the musculoskeletal field includes bone, teeth, cartilage, intervertebral discs, skeletal muscle (not smooth or cardiac muscle), tendons and ligaments (it does not include the spinal cord or neural tissues).
Within the musculoskeletal field areas include:
Assessment of materials for biomedical use
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM)
Structure, function, biology and biomechanics of connective and mineralized tissues
Stem and Progenitor Cells
See eCM Scope for more details
eCM Digital Repositories & Object Identifiers and Impact Factors
eCM articles are held within the CLOCKSS digital archive and on European PMC. eCM is a member of Crossref.