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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

OA research letters from Hindawi

Hindawi Publishing has launched a "Research Letters" series of OA journals.  From its announcement:

Hindawi is pleased to announce the launch of a new "Research Letters" series of journals, which will be published using an open access publication model. The new series will be devoted to publishing short, high-quality manuscripts in broad fields of science. Manuscripts published in these journals shall generally be four pages or less in their final published form.

The series will start with the following titles:

  • Research Letters in Biochemistry
  • Research Letters in Chemical Engineering
  • Research Letters in Communications
  • Research Letters in Ecology
  • Research Letters in Electronics
  • Research Letters in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Research Letters in Materials Science
  • Research Letters in Nanotechnology
  • Research Letters in Organic Chemistry
  • Research Letters in Physical Chemistry
  • Research Letters in Physics
  • Research Letters in Signal Processing

Further titles will be announced in the next few months. All journals will be funded with "Article Processing Charges" of Euros 400 per accepted manuscript. Accepted manuscripts shall be published using the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

"The editorial workflow of this series of journals will emphasize the high-quality and fast turn-around requirements," says Mohamed Hamdy, Hindawi's Editorial Manager....

PS:  A dozen new OA journals in one announcement.  This is a sign of momentum.