Leading mathematician launches arXiv 'overlay' journal : Nature News & Comment
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"New journals spring up with overwhelming, almost tiresome, frequency these days. But Discrete Analysis is different. This journal is online only — but it will contain no papers. Rather, it will provide links to mathematics papers hosted on the preprint server arXiv. Researchers will submit their papers directly from arXiv to the journal, which will evaluate them by conventional peer review.
With no charges for contributors or readers, Discrete Analysis will avoid the commercial pressuresthat some feel are distorting the scientific literature, in part by reducing its accessibility, says the journal's managing editor Timothy Gowers, a mathematician at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a winner of the prestigious Fields Medal...."