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"'The idea is to stop thinking of knowledge as a commodity to meter out to deserving customers, and to start thinking of it as a public good...' – Peter Suber
Welcome to Volcanica’s first issue! Our community of editors and Volcanica supporters are excited to present you with our inaugural issue of peer-reviewed volcano research. Throughout this issue, you can find studies that employ a variety of methods to in- terrogate different volcanic processes and problems: seismic reflection analysis [Reeves et al. 2018, p. 1], geochemical monitoring [Moussallam et al. 2018, p. 19], experimental rock deformation [Heap et al. 2018, p. 33], long-exposure photography [Bernard 2018, p. 49], and judgement-based fuzzy logic [Blong et al. 2018, p. 63] all make an appearance in these pages. Volcanic systems in Oceania, South America, and Europe are represented, some long extinct, and some in eruption at the time of writing.
This editorial accompanies these first articles so that we can provide you with some background to the Volcanica initiative, explain some of the evidence-based motivation for starting a new journal, and explore ways in which we can improve universal access to published research. We discuss our adopted model of “diamond open access”, which is entirely free for authors to publish and free for everyone to read. We will explain how this model is possible and state explicitly the challenges related to how this project can be sustainable and scalable. ..."