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An interview with the editors of Biogeosciences

Biogeosciences has achieved the highest percent increase in total citations among journals in the field of Environment & Ecology in Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters three times this year.® sat down with its Co-Editors-in-Chief Emmanuel Boss, Jürgen Kesselmeier, S.W.A. Naqvi, and Albrecht Neftel to discuss the journal’s achievements and how its open access policy and interdisciplinary approach impacted its citations.

Biogeosciences was launched in 2004 as an open access journal and received its first Journal Impact Factor in the 2006 Journal Citation Reports®. The editors note that following the open access model allows the journal to reach a wider audience, and its indexing and high citation rate in Web of ScienceSM further raise its visibility. But the journals quality, ensured through an open discussion forum pre-review and acceptance, and its interdisciplinary content help maintain its momentum.

To learn more about Biogeosciences business model and the impact of interdisciplinary content, read the full interview in the latest issue of ScienceWatch. •


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