Two New EPJ Open Access Journals

The European Physical Journal (EPJ) enlarged their series of peer-reviewed journals by two new open access titles which are now accepting submissions:

EPJ Quantum Technology
http://www.epjquantumtechnology.com/

EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation

http://www.epjtechniquesandinstrumentation.com/

Both journals are published under the brand SpringerOpen. All articles from MPS authors (corresponding author) accepted by SpringerOpen journals are centrally paid by the Max Planck Society.

New Open Access Journal: Optical Nanoscopy

The first issue of Optical Nanoscopy has been published in December 2012. It is an open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen and it covers papers dealing with “principles, development, and applications of optical imaging with spatial resolution substantially better than half the wavelength of light.” (more about the journal’s scope at http://www.optnano.com/)

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.

New SpringerLink Platform

SpringerLink has migrated to a new platform. The new design is very simple and the search speed has been made faster.

Unfortunately your individual profile has not been migrated automatically to the new site. You will need to set up a new account.

What we miss is the nice option of the old SpringerLink to get all open access articles published in a (hybrid) journal by one click. Now you have to click through volumes, issues and ToC to find out if an article is open access. The open access indicator is shown on the article page or on the search results page.