Significant new Open Access journals
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.
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