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Sunday, 22nd December 2013

Several Elsevier Subscription Journals Changing to Open Access in 2014

By Africa S. Hands

From STM Publishing News:

Elsevier announced that it will flip seven established subscription journals to a gold open access model starting from 1st January 2014.

These titles include Physics Letters B and Nuclear Physics B as part of Elsevier’s participation in the SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) initiative. Other titles include Stem Cell Research, The International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Epidemicsand EJC Supplements.

“This announcement is part of Elsevier’s ongoing effort to help facilitate further implementation of open access options”, said Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director of STM journals at Elsevier. “In areas where we have seen a clear uptake and support for open access publishing from authors, funders and the wider community we have made the decision to flip the journal. Our priority is always to focus on what authors need and to provide the best quality journal which will serve the community regardless of the business model.”

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