IEEE Now Provides Open-Access Option for All Peer-Reviewed Journals
IEEE today announced that all IEEE-owned peer-reviewed journals now offer open-access (OA) publishing options…
IEEE joins the open access ranks in a big way by adding to the total figure more than 100 journals capable of accepting open-access content.
“More authors, organizations and institutions want open-access options, but many authors still find it critically important to publish in peer-reviewed journals that offer prestige through proven track records,” said Robert E. Hebner , the vice president for Technical Activities for IEEE, and director of the Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas at Austin.. “IEEE’s journals are some of the technology industry’s most prestigious, and offering open access through these journals gives authors very flexible, visible and credible options for publishing their research and reaching established technical communities.”
Under its “hybrid” journal model, IEEE’s existing, subscription-based journals give authors the choice to publish either via the traditional model, or pay an article-processing charge to publish open access. This approach allows authors to take advantage of the many IEEE journals that carry established Impact Factors, a measure of average citations per recent article in a journal. The large number of journals also provides wide topic options, which means authors should be able to find the right publications for their articles.
In addition to these hybrid journals, IEEE also offers four fully open access topical journals – IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, IEEE Photonics Journal, and IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. IEEE also publishes a newly launched, fully open access, mega journal entitled IEEE Access which publishes articles that are at the boundaries of traditional engineering fields, or that cross multiple disciplines of engineering, and thus don’t easily fit into more targeted journals.
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