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Saturday, July 07, 2007

New OA journal of physics students

The Journal of Physics Students is a new peer-reviewed OA journal.  It hasn't yet published its inaugural issue but is now circulating a call for papers.  From its Open Letter to Supervisors:

It is a truth that maybe the most important scientific knowledge exchange platforms are the scientific journals. There are now over 70.000 journals are published in all fields of science. Most of them is not for your academic discipline and most of them is expensive. As you may notice in last decade, the internet has revolutionized the production of, and access to, academic journals. Currently, there is a movement in academia called “open access” that the article can be searched for and read for free. Today, we want to introduce a new journal for you and your student’s needs....

JPS aims to train students for peer-review publication processes....