Significant new Open Access journals

Kyle Brady
Friday 1 April 2011

Several announcements have appeared over the last few months introducing new, completely open access journals from major publishers. It would appear that publishers are recognising the need to change business models, and while there is still uncertainty over how funding streams will work to pay for open access publishing fees, the moves should have significant impact on access to quality research outputs.

Announcements include:
SAGE open
Nature’s Scientific Reports
BMJ Open

As Peter Suber notes in his monthly newsletter, this represents a ‘watershed’ for Open Access.

Most publishers will also continue or extend their options to make individual articles open access in their standard journals, for example see the statement from IEEE

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  • Bryce
    Thursday 7 April 2011, 2.01pm

    RT@MatAbraz: New useful search engine that returns full text scientific articles not subject to access fees


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