[Irtalk] Royal Society Joins Open-Access Bandwagon | Science/AAAS | News

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 13:27:55 SAST 2014

Less than a week after AAAS, Science’s publisher, announced the launch of
its first open-access online journal, Science Advances, Britain’s Royal
Society has done the same. Royal Society Open Science, slated for launch
later this year, will “provide a scalable publishing service, allowing the
Society to publish all the high quality work it receives without the
restrictions on scope, length or impact imposed by traditional journals,” a
statement issued today says. The journal will cover life sciences, physical
sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science.


​Open Access is now mainstream​.

*But I worry about this "gold" route as well, which researchers in Africa
will be able to afford the "publishing fees" for this journal.*
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