Well you can read our official stance below, but here’s the short of it.
As the search engine for life science PDFs, we want to index scientific works from journals that have a strong impact on the scientific community. The journals indexed publish papers which represent the advancements in science, and are the foundation of future discoveries. That’s why you’ll find both the latest issues of your favorite life science journals, as well as papers that represent the foundation of scientific thinking.
Here’s our official stance:
Pubget carefully evaluates and selects content which meets the highest standards of scholarly research from varied disciplines and geographic locations. Journals included in Pubget are examined for timeliness, originality and impact of research, and quality of editorial work. Journals included inPubget contain various article formats from literature review to original research and contain mostly unsolicited works and some commissioned works. The journal’s peer review process is stated clearly with an appropriate percentage of accepted manuscripts and require authors to declare ethical concerns and conflicts related to published works. Many journals publish works reporting on nationally or federally funded research and provide a strong contribution to the field.
Journals with articles that are 100% commissioned, contain less than 3 articles per volume, authored works by editorial board members,advertisement connecting articles, or reprints of previously published works are not included in Pubget.
We hope we’re able to strike a balance between covering everything that the scientific research community needs, while maintaining a high quality of search results. In fitting with our goal, we are actively expanding our index to include important research for the life sciences and beyond. Are their journals that you wish we indexed? Tell us in the comments or write to us at team(at)pubget(dot)com.