Welcome to the first issue of the new-look Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) journal which is being published by [Japan's] National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in partnership with IOP Publishing.
STAM is sponsored by NIMS and is a web-based, open-access source of the latest information on international developments in materials science. The contents are free to read, there is an 'author friendly' copyright policy, and there are no publication charges. [The costs are covered by NIMS.] By employing this publication model, NIMS hopes to contribute to the research activities of materials scientists worldwide....
Further, to give greater worldwide visibility to our authors, we will distribute copies of the journal free of charge at international conferences and the STAM website will feature regularly updated news and research summaries of important developments....
Peter Suber at 7/05/2008 04:08:00 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.