The Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797 and is one of the oldest Scientific Academy in Europe. The Istituto Lombardo is now publishing 4 different journals using our technology and our editorial skills: Rendiconti di Lettere, Rendiconti di Scienze, Memorie, Incontri di Studio. We are proud to help sharing these publications for the Istituto Lombardo.
A new journal will join us in September 2014: Natural History Sciences (formerly Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze naturali e del Museo civico di Storia naturale in Milano, founded in 1856 to publish original research in natural sciences). This journal is one of the publications of the Italian Society of Natural Sciences.
On the 30th of July 2014, Thomson Reuters released the Journal Citation Reports 2013 with new Impact factors, which have sparked a heated debate, as every year they do. Tough recognizing the importance of Thomson Reuters' bibliometrics, PAGEPress welcomes new suggestions about indicators of journals’ performance. In fact, we reckon citations’ criterion (because of some inner weaknesses) cannot be ever adequate to measure the importance of contribution made by scientific articles and researches. So we appreciate the recent initiative of Scopus which decided, “to follow a multidisciplinary approach and endorse at least two journal metrics that highlighted distinct aspects of performance” adopting three different metrics: SNIP, IPP and SJR.
In the near future, we will adopt altmetrics to measure the impact of any single article published by our journals.
A new journal for 2015. Fragmenta entomologica will join our portfolio next year. Fragmenta entomologica (FE) was founded in 1950 by the lepidopterist Federico Hartig (1900-1980), at the time responsible of the Italian “National Institute of Entomology”. FE is now property of the Sapienza University, Rome (Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “C. Darwin”), and represents the scientific journal of the Zoological Museum, Sapienza University Museum Centre.