Der Kooperative Bibliotheksverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV) veröffentlicht aus Anlass der International Open Access Week fünf Sonderausgaben des KOBV-Newsletters über ausgewählte Aspekte des Open Access:
The RSC journal RSC Advances will move to gold open access in January 2017. The journal was launched in 2011 and covers all areas of the chemical sciences.
The article processing charges will be discounted for the first two years.
The Nature Publishing Group’s journal Nature Communications will move to gold open access. The journal was launched as a multidisciplinary journal in 2010. It will only accept open access research submissions from 20th October 2014.
A report (pdf) by the Research Information Network shows “that there is a significant benefit for article views and downloads, as well as a small but significant citation benefit to publishing open access in Nature Communications”.
Press Release: http://www.nature.com/press_releases/ncomms-oa.html
The RSC journal Chemical Science will move to gold open access in 2015. The journal was launched in 2010 and covers all areas of the chemical sciences.
To ease the transition to open access, the Royal Society of Chemistry will waive the article processing charges for at least two years.
The principle of open access publication is seen by many involved as an alternative publication model. Open access refers to unrestricted access to scientific information on the internet.
Two methods are used here: on the one hand, to archive articles that are published in conventional journals in institutions’ own e-print archives (repositories), which are sustained by the respective institutions (open access green), allowing free access and, on the other, the specific promotion of open access journals (open access gold).