Frontiers is a community-rooted, open-access academic publisher

Our grand vision is to build an Open Science platform where everybody has equal opportunity to seek, share and generate knowledge, and that empowers researchers in their daily work.

Frontiers is at the forefront of building this ultimate Open Science platform. By taking publishing entirely online, we drive innovations and develop new technologies to make peer-review more efficient and transparent, provide impact metrics for articles and researchers, are the first – and only – to merge open-access publishing with a research network platform, Loop, to catalyse collaboration and research dissemination and we popularize research to the public, including kids. Our mission is to increase the reach and impact of articles and their authors.

Frontiers today publishes several of the most cited Open-access journals in the world, is today one the largest and fastest-growing open-access publishers, receives millions of monthly page views, received the ALPSP Gold Award for Innovation in Publishing in 2014, has publishing agreements with many universities, and collaborates with Nature Publishing Group, Scientific American, Digital Science, OpenAire, CrossRef, OASPA, COPE, Jacobs Foundation, and others to advance Open Science worldwide.

OUR IMPACT

2016 impact metrics show that Frontiers journals excel in terms of citations for open-access and subscription journals in their fields. The results are based on the 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR, Thomson Reuters, 2016), for articles published in 2013-2014. Read the full impact analyses here.

Frontiers in Immunology is the #1 most cited open-access journal in the category of Immunology, and overall the #7 most cited journal in Immunology. Read the full analysis here.

Frontiers in Microbiology is the #2 most cited open-access journal in the category of Microbiology, and overall the #8 most cited journal in Microbiology.Read the full analysis here.

With the Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series, Frontiers is the #1 most cited open-access publisher in the category of Neurosciences and overall #4 most cited publisher in Neurosciences. Read the full analysis here.

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience is the #1 most cited open-access journal in the categories of Psychology and Neurosciences. It is also overall the #1 most cited journal in Psychology, and the #5 most cited journal in Neurosciences. Read the full analysis here.

Frontiers in Pharmacology is the #2 most cited open-access journal in the category of Pharmacology and Pharmacy. Read the full analysis here.

Frontiers in Physiology is the #1 most cited open-access journal in the category of Physiology, and overall the #2 most cited journal in Physiology. Read the full analysis here.

Frontiers in Plant Science is the #1 most cited open-access journal in the category of Plant Sciences, and overall the #5 most cited journal in Plant Sciences. Read the full analysis here.

Frontiers in Psychology is the #2 most cited open-access journal in the category of Psychology, and overall the #2 most cited journal in Psychology. Read the full analysis here.

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PUBLISHING MODEL
  • Community-driven journals, with more than 55'000 world-renowned scientists and scholars as editors;
  • "Gold" open access for all articles, under the CC-BY Creative Commons license - the least restrictive CC license;
  • Research Topics spotlight the most specialized communities and enable leading researchers to manage the publication of article collections;
  • Collaborative Peer-Review: rigorous, fair, constructive, transparent and efficient as enabled by our custom-built "Review Forum" web software;
  • Impact Metrics: we pioneered online metrics for articles in 2008 and authors in 2011 and continuously improve them;
  • Tiering: high impact research articles are crowdsourced and "climb the tier" as "Focused Reviews" to reach a broader audience;
  • Frontiers for Young Minds: cutting-edge research for kids edited by kids together with top-level scientists.
  • Loop is the first open research network that takes publishing to the next level. We integrate your Loop profile into academic websites, starting with nature.com and frontiersin.org article pages, and maximise discoverability and impact for your research.

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