Category Archives: New journals

PeerJ and PeerJ PrePrints – new open access science journal

June 13, 2012

PeerJ is an Open access publisher of scholarly articles in the biological and medical sciences. It takes its publishing model from Plos One and will includes peer-review of aricles based only on scientific and methodological soundness, not on any subjective determination of impact.

Founded by scientists and academic publishing and technology professionals Jason Hoyt (formerly v-p, R&&#59;D and chief scientist for the desktop and Web organizer Mendeley), and Peter Binfield (former publisher of PLoS ONE).

Authors pay one life time fee ($259 before September 1, 2012) to publish unlimited publications a year.

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SAGE open – OA journal for humanities and social sciences

SAGE Open is a new open access publication from SAGE. It publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.


– This is an offer to faculty to publish in a SAGE journal called SAGE open
– Each article has a doi – for citing purposes.
– There are no issue/volume number – it is continuous publishing
– An editor will be assigned per article – and the editor choices reviewers for the article. The editor makes a decision on whether the article should be published.
– Built on the model of PLos
– They've had 100,000 downloads since they started a year ago.
– No print issue
– Article does not have a word limit
– Works on a CC-BY license for authors – and this is what it means
You are free:
– to Share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
– to Remix – to adapt the work
– to make commercial use of the work
– with attribution

Review of Emerging Models in Canadian Academic Publishing

The report presents the result of an environmental scan of the Canadian academic publishing landscape undertaken in January-February 2010 on behalf of the University of British Columbia Library. The purpose of the scan was to identify new models of peer-review scholarly publishing in Canada, with a particular focus on open access and library-publisher collaborations.

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Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing

The Online Guide to Open Access Journals Publishing provides practical information and tools to support the efforts of scholars and other small teams producing independent Open Access journals. The guide has been developed by Co-Action Publishing and Lund University Libraries Head Office with support from the National Library of Sweden and Nordbib.

New OA journal of epigenetics

Epigenetics & Chromatin is a new peer-reviewed OA journal published by BioMed Central. Topics include, but are not limited to, gene silencing and imprinting, cellular reprogramming, nucleosome modification assembly and remodeling, DNA methylation, chromatin structure and dynamics, chromosomal maintenance elements, dosage compensation, interchromosomal interactions and prion inheritance.

See the October 30, 2008 announcement. The article-processing charge is £1180 (€1485, $1875), subject to discounts and waivers. Authors retain copyright to their work and articles are available under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The inaugural editorial is now available.

A new journal where molecular biology meets clinical research: EMBO Molecular Medicine

Suzanne Beveridge, EMBO Communications
EMBO – European Molecular Biology Organization


Heidelberg 09 October 2008 – The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) proudly announces the introduction of EMBO Molecular Medicine, a new journal dedicated to a research discipline focused on the interface between molecular biology and clinical research. The new journal, launching in 2009, will publish original research offering molecular insights into cellular and systemic processes underlying defined human diseases as well as potential clinical applications for diagnosis, prevention and therapy.
In line with EMBO’s reputation for promoting the very best in the molecular life sciences, a renowned group of senior editors and an equally well respected advisory board assure published articles of the highest scientific quality following rapid, transparent and rigorous peer review.

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