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).
4. Speed of publication: ~3 weeks after acceptance, paper is online.
5. Unique discussion with reviewers, as an integral section of the paper, allows sensible arguments to be included.
6. Scopus CiteScore*2017: 4.50. JCR Impact Factor 2017: 3.667. JCR 5-year Impact Factor : 4.842.
7. Indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded and Web of Science (under the "Cell and Tissue Engineering", "Engineering Biomedical", "Materials Science" and " Orthopedics" categories), BIOSIS Previews, DOAJ, Scopus, SJR, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Google Scholar, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI databases), NLM catalog (U.S. National Library of Medicine), 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.
*(The Scopus CiteScore 2017 measures the average number of citations received in 2017 to documents published in 2014, 2015 and 2016. CiteScore™ metrics are a comprehensive, transparent, current and free set of metrics that measure your journal‘s citation impact.)
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
eCM publishes research papers, review papers, tutorials and letters to the editor.
See the Scope for more details
Open Access Compliant
All publications in eCM have been immediately freely available upon publication.
The European Research Council (ERC) and the The SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) are two of the funders of Europe PMC (Europe PubMed Central). ERC and SNSF are committed to open access. eCM, as an open access journal, is compliant for SNSF- and ERC-funded projects.
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.
eCM on Social Media
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