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Sunday, April 06, 2008

ASBMB launches hybrid option for three journals

Nancy Rodnan, Two Important Changes and a Reminder for Authors of ASBMB Publications:  JBC, MCP and JLR, Journal of Biological Chemistry, April 11, 2008.  An editorial.  Excerpt:

Authors are reminded that all manuscripts accepted by ASBMB publications appear as Papers in Press (PIPs) immediately upon acceptance and these remain freely accessible on the journal website at all times following the initial posting. Neither transfer to PubMed Central or opting for immediate release (Author’s Choice) affects PIPs.

1. The NIH Mandate for Article Deposits in PubMed Central

As of April 7, 2008, the final redacted versions of all research articles resulting from partial or complete support from NIH must be deposited immediately in the NIH repository, PubMed Central.  PubMed Central will not release articles to readers for 12 months.  While compliance to this NIH mandate is the responsibility of the authors, ASBMB [American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology] will automatically deposit articles on behalf of authors as a service....

This service will be free for ASBMB members and will cost $50 for non-members.  The $50 fee covers the cost to the publisher to tag and upload high resolution figures and supply supplemental data from our vendors to PubMed Central.  (ASBMB membership currently costs $140/yr and includes many additional benefits so you may wish to consider joining and receive this service free of charge.)

2. Author’s Choice Publication Option

ASBMB is initiating a new submission option for authors that have requested to pay an additional fee to have the final redacted version of an article released immediately to readers without any subscription barriers. For a few authors this is a condition of funding.

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License applies to Author’s Choice articles only....

The Author Choice option will cost ASBMB members $1500 above the usual publication charges.  Non-members will be charged $2000....