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Monday, February 05, 2007

Hindawi launches 10 new OA journals

Hindawi Publishing has added 10 titles to its OA journal collection.  From today's announcement:

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of ten new journal titles, which will join the company's rapidly expanding collection of open access journals. The addition of the following journals marks the further growth of Hindawi's publishing program in two of its core areas, engineering and biomedicine:

  • Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
  • Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Advances in Pharmacological Sciences
  • Advances in Urology
  • Dermatology Research and Practice
  • Distributed Information Systems
  • Gastroenterology Research and Practice
  • International Journal of Plasma Science and Engineering
  • International Journal of Reacting Systems
  • Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications

Accepted articles in these journals shall be made immediately available online under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits the unrestricted use of all published material provided that it is properly cited, and will go through a thorough in-house production process, including markup, copy editing, and reference linking.

"With every journal added to one of our existing OA subject collections, the whole collection benefits from increased visibility in the scientific community," commented Nagwa Abdel-Mottaleb, co-founder and VP of Hindawi. "This is especially true for engineering, where we have almost 30 OA journals and expect to grow to over 50 by end of 2007."

Comment.  This may be the largest group of OA journals ever launched by one publisher at one time.  Kudos to Hindawi for continuing to expand the OA universe.

Update. Matt Cockerill has reminded me that BioMed Central launched its series of OA journals with 57 titles in May 2000. I gladly post the correction.