Springer Nature has expanded its portfolio of open access journals:
Communications Chemistry: www.nature.com/commschem
Communications Physics: www.nature.com/commsphys
The journals will be online-only and publish open access content under a CC-BY license. They are now open for submissions.
Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications is now part of SpringerOpen.
The Max Planck Society has a central agreement with Springer. Therefore, all articles from MPS authors (corresponding author) accepted by SpringerOpen journals are centrally paid by the Max Planck Society.
The Open Access Spectrum Evaluation Tool analyzes journals’ open access policies and scores their degrees of openness. It is an independent measuring tool supported by a number of scholarly communication organizations (e.g. SPARC).
Find out more at the FAQ website.
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.
Press Release: http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/librarians-information/librarians-notes/all-articles/2016/jul/rsc-advances-goes-open-access/
There is a new open access journal available:
Advances in Physics: X
The journal, lauchned by Taylor and Francis, aims to promote the connectivity of physics within the field and the influence of physics across the boundaries into other disciplines.