October 30, 2014

AAAS Expanding the Science Family of Journals With a New Online-Only, Peer Reviewed, Open Access Publication

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This new journal is scheduled to debut next year.

From the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science:

The nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals, plans an expansion of its scientific communication efforts with the launch of a new title, Science Advances, as an extended forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

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Spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences, the new digital publication will leverage Science’s uniquely broad scope to help speed scientific progress by promoting the rapid communication of current research. Science Advances will be published online — on an open-access basis, with articles freely available to the public — through the payment, by authors, of an article processing fee. The 134-year-old journal Science, which is available for a modest annual subscription fee equivalent to about $3 US per issue, annually prints 800 to 900 research articles, following peer review — from a pool of some 14,000 submissions.

As an online-only, open-access journal, Science Advances will help AAAS make more outstanding research available to researchers and others, according to Alan I. Leshner, the association’s chief executive officer and executive publisher of Science.

Read the Complete Announcement from AAAS

See Also: Full Text of Science Magazine Editorial

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