PLOS – 5 new OA journals

This spring, PLOS (Public Library of Science) announced that it will add 5 additional Open Access journals to its offering:

These journals have been incorporated in the existing MPDL central publishing agreement, meaning the publishing costs will be covered for corresponding MPG authors.

For more details on our PLOS publishing agreement please visit the MPDL Open Access agreements.
If you want to learn more about the new journals and why they were launched, check out the corresponding PLOS Blogpost.

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New OA Journal on Energy Science

The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched another new Open Access journal:

Energy Advances will have a broad subject coverage for every energy discipline. It welcomes research that reports solutions to energy and sustainability challenges and supports the advancement of several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The journal is open for submissions and will be free to publish in until mid-2024.

Open Access Network

Do you have any questions regarding Open Access? Feel free to check out this newly refurbished and updated information platform!
The open-access.net platform now provides even more comprehensive information on the subject of Open Access and offers practical advice on its implementation.

Besides descriptions of the basic ideas of Open Access, you can also find detailed information regarding publishing, financing, legal issues and policy frameworks, as well as coordinated training workshops focusing on specific topics.

As its name implies, the OA Network can also be used for networking purposes such as Digital Focus Groups, Forums, or Events.

You can find more information on Open Access or the Open Access Network here.

New Gold OA Journals by the RSC

The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched two new Open Access journals:

  • Environmental Science: Advances – It spans not only chemistry, but also research from any discipline related to the environmental sciences.
  • Digital Discovery – It publishes research at the intersection of chemistry, materials science and biotechnology.

Both has opened for submissions this month and will be free to publish in until mid-2024.