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Thursday, 30th May 2013

IEEE Provides Open-Access Option for Peer-Reviewed Journals

By Africa S. Hands

From STM Publishing News:

All IEEE-owned peer-reviewed journals now offer open-access (OA) publishing options, the latest sign of OA’s growth as it continues to transform the scholarly research publishing industry.


Under its “hybrid” journal model, IEEE’s existing, subscription-based journals give authors the choice to publish either via the traditional model or pay an article-processing charge to publish open access. This approach allows authors to take advantage of the many IEEE journals that carry established Impact Factors, a measure of average citations per recent article in a journal.

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