PeerJ has announced five new open access journals in chemistry. The submission is already open and the new journals will launch with an extended period of free APC fees.
PeerJ offers an interesting open access business model, so authors pay for a lifetime publishing plan. The Max Planck Society covers the cost of an “Enhanced Publication Plan” for all Max Planck authors. The membership remains yours for life, even if you leave Max Planck Society. You will be identified by PeerJ based on your Max Planck email address. Alternatively, one-time APCs for Max Planck corresponding authors will be covered.
The first issue of OSA Continuum has been published in September 2018. It is an open access journal published by the Optical Society of America. OSA Continuum welcomes contributions from the broad optics and photonics community and includes a transparent peer review option.
The National Contact Point Open Access (OA2020-DE) has compiled a searchable list of 700 influential open access journals from nearly all scientific fields:
NOA is a search engine for scientific images from open access publications. It is based on automatic harvesting and indexing of figures from the fields of engineering and technology. NOA is using the infrastructure of Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.
The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched a new Open Access journal named Nanoscale Advances. It is a collaborative venture between RSC and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing, China.
Authors have a choice of two Creative Commons licences: CC BY or CC BY NC.
For the first two years, RSC is waiving all article processing charges.
More at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/na