EPJ to announce Open Access plans in the course of 2011

In order to foster and accelerate the development of full Open Access publishing in the physical sciences, as well as to coordinate better with the successful existing hybrid physics journals portfolio, Springer's STM division and BioMed Central have agreed to transfer and integrate PhysMath Central into a new initiative of the European Physical Journal (EPJ), EPJ.Open. EPJ.Open is a series of new, fully Open Access Physics journals to complement the existing portfolio of EPJ titles.

EPJ, a collection of well known physics journals jointly published by Springer, EDP Sciences and the Italian Physical Society (SIF) will announce its plans for full open access publishing in the course of 2011.

This development will benefit the Physics community due to the combined strength of Springer Science - with its strong global presence and long history of physics publishing - and BioMed Central - who operate a portfolio of over 200 open access journals and have demonstrated the ability to develop and sustain large scale Open Access operations.

Pere Roca i Cabarrocas and Daniel Lincot
ISSN: 2105-0716 (Electronic Edition)

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