Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Two reports from the UK Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG)

Yesterday the UK OAIG released research reporting on the benefits of open access to commercial companies and findings from a JISC Collections consultation on the practicalities of paying for open access publication.

Benefits to the Private Sector of Open Access to Higher Education and Scholarly Research
Open Access Fees Report

OAIG press release (24 October)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Open Biology - a new open access journal

Today is the official launch of the Royal Society's first wholly open access and online journal - Open Biology.

The new journal is publishing research in cell biology, developmental and structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and genetics. It is overseen by a team of academic Subject Editors with support by an international Editorial Board. Professor David Glover FRS, Cambridge University has been appointed Editor-in-Chief.

Open Biology aims to have a turnaround time of 4 weeks from article submission to first decision.

Read more on the journal website.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Mark Patterson named Managing Executive Editor of new open access journal

Mark Patterson
Dr Mark Patterson, director of publishing at the Public Library of Science (PLoS), has been named managing executive editor of a new open-access research journal that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust are launching next year.
Further details are available at the Wellcome Trust web site.