June 15, 2011
New Open Access Journal from Nature: Scientific Reports
PRESS RELEASE FROM NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
14 June 2011
New open access title Scientific Reports launches today with the publication of its first articles. The fifteen articles published today range in scope from graphene to coral disease to viral nanoparticles. More articles will be published in the coming days, under Scientific Reports' rapid continuous publication schedule. An online-only, open access, multidisciplinary publication from Nature Publishing Group (NPG), Scientific Reports covers all areas of the biological, chemical, physical and earth sciences.
Scientific Reports is led by a team of 17 Editorial Advisory Panel members, who are supported by more than 330 Editorial Board members. A streamlined peer-review system ensures papers are rapidly and fairly peer-reviewed: the current average time from submission to first decision is under 30 days. An internal publishing team works with the board and authors to ensure manuscripts are processed for publication as quickly as possible.
With the launch of Scientific Reports, NPG adds to its growing portfolio of open access options. Scientific Reports publishes technically sound, original research papers of interest to specialists within their field.
All articles published in Scientific Reports will be open access and subject to an article-processing charge (APC). The 2011 APC is US$1,350. Authors have a choice of two non-commercial Creative Commons (CC) licenses. (Note: $1,350 represents a 20% discount on the APC for manuscripts accepted for publication before 31 December 2011. From January 2012, the APC will be US$1700.)
NPG makes an annual donation to Creative Commons, equivalent to $20 per APC paid for publication in Scientific Reports and the 19 other journals owned by NPG that offer an open access option. (Total annual donation from NPG will be up to $100,000.00)
Scientific Reports joins more than 40 titles published by NPG offering an open access option. More information, about NPG's open access activities and policies, is available from NPG's January 2011 open access position statement.
Posted by Katie Newman at June 15, 2011 11:08 AM