29 May 2015

Collabra is now open for submissions

Copyright Collabra 2015
The open access journal Collabra is now open for submissions. Collabra is a fully open access mega-journal covering three main fields of study: Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Life and Biomedical Sciences, and Social and Behavioural Sciences. We have blogged about Collabra previously, so if you are interested in finding out more check out our previous post here.

Here's a quick summary of Collabra:
  • It has a relatively low APC (Article Processing Charge) of $875 USD
  • Collabra gives reviewers the option of receiving payment for their reviews
  • Collabra can waive the APC charge for those unable to pay
  • It offers optional open peer-review
  • Use of article-level metrics to track downloads, pageviews, and social-media sharing
  • Post-publication commenting on articles. 
Collabra has partnered with the platform provider Ubiquity Press - an open access publisher who provide a variety of journal hosting services (as well as book publishing). By entering into such a partnership, journals can share infrastructure which can enable greater efficiency and sustainability.

We are also delighted to report that University of St Andrews academic Akira O'Connor from the School of Psychology and Neuroscience has joined the Social and Behavioural Sciences editorial team at Collabra.

To submit an article to Collabra or to find out more visit the website.

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