New publisher Announces Open Access Journals in Petroleum Engineering
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Today Petroleum Journals Online announces the launch of a group of open access electronic journals in a new publishing initiative. This initiative is designed to allow petroleum engineers to publish peer-reviewed articles online while retaining their copyright. Petroleum Journals Online will provide free access to the articles within these new journals on the principle that 'making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and that such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. The journals will use Simon Fraser Universitys established publishing system (Open Journal Systems), comprising an online submission system, electronic tools for peer-review, and the ability to publish accepted articles in both PDF and HTML formats....The first 6 journals to be published cover a wide range of research and practice areas in petroleum engineering -- reservoir engineering, production engineering, drilling and completion technology, production geology, petrophysics, and petroleum management and economics. Petroleum Journals Online (http://petroleumjournalsonline.com) is a new Canada based not-for-profit online publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to the peer-reviewed petroleum engineering research it publishes...."