Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale - BLOG
This is the blog of "Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale" (Fracture and Structural Integrity, the International Journal of the Italian Group of Fracture; ISSN 1971-8993; https://fracturae.com/index.php/fis). In order to improve our journal your comments/suggestions/critics will be welcome!
Friday, 27 January 2023
Help us to improve the journal!
Sunday, 1 January 2023
Issue 63 (January 2023): visual abstracts
Monday, 12 December 2022
Let’s talk about money and open access
Short 2022 report about Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale:
- Submitted papers: 508
- Accepted papers: 137
- Rejection rate: 73% (94% in the last three months!)
We are grateful for the help of editors, members of the editorial boards, reviewers and, obviously, authors: it is only thanks to this wonderful community that it was possible for Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale to improve year after year its quality and its usefulness for our community.
This amazing result was possible only to their help and … to money! Money is not for salaries (nobody is paid in our journal… we are all volunteers!) but it is necessary for the publication of the papers.
According to Google, “Diamond Open Access refers to a scholarly publication model in which journals and platforms do not charge fees to either authors or readers. Diamond Open Access journals are community-driven, academic-led, and academic-owned publishing initiatives”.
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale is a “diamond” open access journal.
But the publication of an OA paper has a cost … considering the cost of Journal website maintenance, templates and plug-ins, DOIs, Crossref, Plagiarism check software, Reviewers acknowledgment service, Flipping book software and miscellanea, the final amount is about 12000 euros per year.
For the Gruppo Italiano Frattura (IGF, the journal publisher) the only way to publish the journal is to find about 12000 euros per year. The “business model” adopted by IGF is really simple:
- IGF organizes conferences (with really low fees);
- The money collected with the fees is completely used for the conferences organization and for the journal.
For this reason, if you love Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale and the possibility it offers to our community to publish papers with a good quality standard (without APC!), join the events organized by IGF!
The next event organized by IGF is IGF27, the 27th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity (February 22-24, 2023)
The registration and abstract submission deadline is not far! Join us and enjoy the conference and the journal! Ciao
Dear friends, the FIS rejections rate is higher than 90%. It is evident that some suggestions are necessary! Here you can find a short list:...
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Short 2022 report about Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale : Submitted papers: 508 Accepted papers: 137 Rejection rate: 73% (94% in the last ...