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Sunday, 11th January 2015

Elsevier Launches Multi-Discipline Open Access Journal

By Africa S. Hands

From Elsevier:

Elsevier has announced it is developing a new open access journal covering all disciplines.

The journal will be developed in close cooperation with researchers, enabling continuous improvement in line with their needs and feedback. The official launch is planned in 2015.The new journal will be as much technology-driven as it will be community-driven. Authors are to enjoy a step-by-step, quick and intuitive submission and publishing experience. Data from and technology behind Scopus will enable efficient matching of papers to relevant editors and reviewers, shortening peer review times. Also, integrated smart technologies, developed at Elsevier and Mendeley, will make papers easily discoverable and will connect them to the relevant research communities and readers.

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