From climate change to waste management and renewable energy sources, environmental science has always covered issues that affect everyone. Although specialist publications for the different branches of environmental science exist, there is still a need for a central source for all environmental research. The Institute of Physics recognises this and is launching Environmental Research Letters (ERL), the first open-access journal that will cover the whole of environmental science.
ERL will serve the entire environmental science community, including both specialist researchers and the wider public, by providing free access to wide-ranging content on topics extending across environmental science. The journal will offer a combination of research letters, commentaries, job and other advertisements, reviews and news items. ERL will be completely free to read online and published authors in the journal will be required to pay an article publication charge....
Tim Smith, publisher at Institute of Physics Publishing said “...We believe that ERL’s topical coverage together with the general public’s increasing awareness of issues relating to the environment makes open-access an appropriate publishing model for the journal. ERL will be primarily an online publication, but people will be able to subscribe to a print version in 2007. The first content will be available in October 2006.”
Peter Suber at 5/17/2006 02:53:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.