Mega-journals, those that publish large numbers of articles per year,1 are growing rapidly across science and especially in biomedicine. Although 11 Scopus-indexed journals published more than 2000 biomedical full papers (articles or reviews) in 2015 and accounted for 6% of that year’s literature, in 2022 there were 55 journals publishing more than 2000 full articles, totaling more than 300 000 articles (almost a quarter of the biomedical literature that year). In 2015, 2 biomedical research journals (PLoS One and Scientific Reports) published more than 3500 full articles. In 2022, there were 26 such prolific journals. The accelerating growth of mega-journals creates both threats and opportunities for biomedical science.

Ioannidis, J. P. A., Pezzullo, A. M., Boccia, S., The Rapid Growth of Mega-Journals: Threats and Opportunities (viewpoint), <<JAMA>>, 2023; 2023 (Mar 20): 1-2. [doi:10.1001/jama.2023.3212] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/229113]

The Rapid Growth of Mega-Journals: Threats and Opportunities (viewpoint)

Pezzullo, Angelo Maria;Boccia, Stefania
2023

Abstract

Mega-journals, those that publish large numbers of articles per year,1 are growing rapidly across science and especially in biomedicine. Although 11 Scopus-indexed journals published more than 2000 biomedical full papers (articles or reviews) in 2015 and accounted for 6% of that year’s literature, in 2022 there were 55 journals publishing more than 2000 full articles, totaling more than 300 000 articles (almost a quarter of the biomedical literature that year). In 2015, 2 biomedical research journals (PLoS One and Scientific Reports) published more than 3500 full articles. In 2022, there were 26 such prolific journals. The accelerating growth of mega-journals creates both threats and opportunities for biomedical science.
2023
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Ioannidis, J. P. A., Pezzullo, A. M., Boccia, S., The Rapid Growth of Mega-Journals: Threats and Opportunities (viewpoint), <<JAMA>>, 2023; 2023 (Mar 20): 1-2. [doi:10.1001/jama.2023.3212] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/229113]
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