9º Congreso Mundial de Información en Salud y Bibliotecas

Salvador, Bahia - Brasil, 20 a 23 de septiembre de 2005


4a. Reunión de Coordinación Regional de la BVS

19 y 20 de septiembre de 2005

Proposal of the movement that publishes the results of scientific research of home country to learned journals of home country

  • MLIS, JHIP(D), Executive Director, Nippon Medical School Central Library, Tokyo  - Japan

The library budget is stringent because of the soaring price of a foreign journal and the spread of an electronic journal, etc. every year. Because the main research article in Japan as well as most other countries is contributed to a foreign journal, the library has captured it as natural service in which buying foreign journal and arranging it answer user's (researcher) needs. Moreover, about 80 percent of the result of the scientific research in Japan is published in foreign journals, and there is a fact that the original article published in the Japanese journal is only 20 percent under the environment that obtains an international evaluation.

A researcher is in the tendency to contribute the research result performed by investing the research cost of a country or a university to the foreign journal which evaluation is high as much as possible. When  a researcher continues to contribute his paper to some publishing companies’ journals, those journals serve as a large sum extremely, and it is becoming impossible to purchase them at a library. Therefore, in order to normalize the state of such an unusual scientific communication, librarians and researchers should emphatically promote the & quot;3-Nots-Movement & quot; such as; 1) libraries do not subscribe to those extremely high priced journals, 2) researchers do not contribute a paper to those journals, and 3) researchers do not become peer-reviewers and editors of those journals.

Libraries and researchers should disregard extremely high priced. Journals. It has been assumed to be good for researchers to contribute their article to a foreign journal that the impact factor as possible is as high as an evaluation of the achievement so far. But, the necessity of spreading a scholarly journal of each country through the world s pointed out from the viewpoint such as, 1) the place which publishes its research result, 2) the stage which tells the world about the research situation of each country., 3) securing the national interest which will be produced from their research result, intellectual property, and own culture, 4) maintaining a country's secures of the right of the contents of published papers, and 5)publishing a scholarly journal is to examine a pape r and it is a place which raises the self-valuation capability of learning, and the necessity for the database of referees.

Therefore, as the strategies that promote journals of each country, at first, it is necessary that the article published in the journal of each country should evaluate among researchers each other and make the effort to raise their impact factor if it is possible. The second, the research results using the research expense of countries and universities are obliged to write for their own country’s journal. The third, the structure of buying the journal by the tax again to use the result researched by using the tax of Japan should be renewed.
In order to support the realization of normal scientific communication, it It should be recongnized that there are three roles of librarians to researchers such as, 1) appealing the current state of the learned journal in each country, 2) explaining the problem of the soaring prise of the journals, and 3) appealing the stru ctural reform of the research publishing custom.
So, the author will propose the movement that promotes the learned journal of the home country all over the world.

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