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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

JISC renews funding for NJP

From the new issue of Librarian Insider, the newsletter of the Institute of Physics (p. 2): 'In a key development for New Journal of Physics (NJP) and its open-access publishing model, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK has announced an extension to its current funding agreement with the journal to December 31, 2005. This means that all staff members of eligible higher and further education institutions in the UK can publish work that they submit to NJP before the end of 2005 without charge. In the last 12 months NJP has seen the number of worldwide article submissions rise by more than 50% and its readership extend to over 150 countries. There have been more than 400,000 downloads of NJP articles and last year saw a significant jump in the journal's Impact Factor to 2.48.'