Now the Max Planck Society pays the article processing charges centrally for the following new gold open access journals by the Institute of Physics:
- Journal of Physics Communications
- Environmental Research Letters
Max Planck (corresponding) authors can already publish open access at no costs to themselves in the New Journal of Physics.
The publication charges for three further new open access titles from the “Journal of Physics“ series on the topics “Energy“, “Materials“ and “Photonics“ will be funded by the library. However, there are no publication fees for the first 50 articles in these journals.
Overview of gold open access journals by IOP: https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/questions/gold-open-access-journals/
The Max Planck Society supports SciPost Physics Journals. SciPost is an open access platform being managed by researchers and completely free of charge for readers and authors. Preprint handling and circulation occurs through arXiv, it’s a so called „overlay journal“.
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).
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