Bioscience Reports To Convert To Full Open-Access 2012-04-27


“The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that its peer-reviewed journal, Bioscience Reports will be accepting submissions for Open Access from 2nd April with the first full open access issue available from August 2012. All papers published from the August issue will be freely available online and subscriptions will no longer be charged from January 2013. For more than 30 years Bioscience Reports has published articles on the fundamental mechanisms involved in cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry to enable our understanding of normal development and diseases. The Biochemical Society and its publishing arm, Portland Press Ltd, are committed both to widening access to the scientific literature and to providing a fast, painless publishing experience for authors. In addition to welcoming submissions of all good-quality papers within its remit, Bioscience Reports is supported by the prestigious Biochemical Journal. The Editors of the Biochemical Journal will, with the authors’ permission, refer good-quality, sound research papers, together with the reviewers’ comments, to Bioscience Reports. Authors will then receive a swift decision on the basis of those reports, speeding up considerably the time to publication.... Editor-in-Chief  Wanjin Hong also believes that this is a positive move for Bioscience Reports: ‘It is my experience that more authors are seeking to make their papers more accessible to others. In 2010-11, we have seen a steady increase in Opt2Pay submissions, whereby authors pay to have their articles freely available immediately upon publication...’ Bioscience Reports will be the third open access title published by Portland Press Limited (joining ASN NEURO [] and Cell Biology International Reports []). Portland Press has also broadened access to its journal content to unprecedented levels through a number of other initiatives: all Biochemical Society journals offer ‘Opt2Pay’ so that authors can comply with funding mandates; articles are available free or at very low cost to institutions in developing countries through the HINARI scheme; after a short embargo period, access barriers to articles in our journals are lifted; our library licence permits ‘walk-in’ access; and we make individual articles available to rent for a modest fee through DeepDyve.”



08/16/2012, 06:08

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Date tagged:

04/27/2012, 11:54

Date published:

03/31/2012, 16:36