27 May 2014

Royal Society call for submissions for new open access journal

The Royal Society will launch its second fully open access journal Royal Society Open Science in September of this year and is now calling for submissions. The journal is comprehensive in its scope covering life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer science. The journal also aims to publish work without the length and scope restrictions observed by more traditional journals.

What is of particular interest is that the publishing model aims to offer open peer review as an option, will offer open access to data, implement article level metrics and offer researchers the opportunity to add post-publication comments.

Papers are made open access on publication on the Royal Society Open Science website and are deposited in PubMed Central on behalf of the author. Authors also retain copyright of their work and papers are made freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution License  (CC BY 4.0). The journal is therefore fully compliant with funder open access mandates.

Open access charges for Royal Society Open Science are waived by the publishers for an introductory period. If you are publishing after this initial period do not fret.
The Library has Open Access
membership with Royal Society Publishing and this will continue to give University of St Andrews authors a 25% discount on standard article processing charges. Contact open-access-support@st-andrews.ac.uk for details. 

To find out more about the journal and to submit research, visit the Royal Society Open Science website.

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