petek, junij 24, 2011

Nova odprtodostopna revija pri RS

Dr. Mojca Kotar (Rektorat UL) mi je posredovala tudi tole zanimivo novico:

From: [] On Behalf Of Peter Suber
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Subject: [BOAI] Royal Society launches Open Biology

[Forwarding from the Royal Society.  --Peter Suber.]


Royal Society launches groundbreaking new journal Open Biology
The Royal Society today announces the launch of Open Biology, a new open access journal covering research in cellular and molecular aspects of biology. It is the Society’s first wholly open access and online-only journal.

The new journal will publish original, high quality, research in cell biology, developmental and structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and genetics.  It will be overseen by a team of academic Subject Editors with support from an international Editorial Board. Subject Editors include Professor Peter Parham FRS, Stanford University and Professor David Glover FRS, Cambridge University. The launch complements the Royal Society’s existing hybrid, optional open access journals and open access-friendly policies.

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society said “Open Biology is an exciting new open-access journal covering a wide range of cellular and molecular biology.  The Royal Society is a strong supporter of open-access publishing and is pleased to launch its new journal which will draw on the high standards of the Society over its 350 year history of scientific publishing.”

The funding required to make Open Biology open access will derive from article-processing charges, which will cover the expenses associated with peer review, composition, hosting, and archiving.  A Call for Papers will be issued in July  and the first article published in Autumn 2011.

For media requests or further information please contact: Daisy Barton, Assistant Press Officer, The Royal Society
020 7451 2510 or

Notes to editors:
1. Open Biology will be published online on a continuous publication model where articles are immediately citable.  Article-level usage data and online archiving will be available.  Articles will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, leaving copyright with the authors, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles provided the original authors and source are cited.  The funding required to make Open Biology open access will derive from article-processing charges. These will cover the expenses associated with peer review, composition, hosting, and archiving. More details and updates will be available from April 28 at

2. The Royal Society is the UK’s national academy of science.  Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles, as a provider of independent scientific advice, as a learned Society, and as a funding agency. Our expertise is embodied in the Fellowship, which is made up of the finest scientists from the UK and beyond.  Our goals are to:

  • Invest in future scientific leaders and in innovation
  • Influence policymaking with the best scientific advice
  • Invigorate science and mathematics education
  • Increase access to the best science internationally
  • Inspire an interest in the joy, wonder and excitement of scientific discovery

For further information please visit Follow the Royal Society on Twitter at or on Facebook at .

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