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Medical Education Online (MEO) to be published by Co-Action Publishing, press release, December 11, 2009.
Until 2008, MEO was a no-fee OA journal. In May 2008 (note: the link contains a typo), it implemented a $100 publication fee for articles and no fee for letters. The fee was increased $250 in June 2009. After the change in publishers, MEO now charges a $600 fee for articles and $375 for letters.
Updated to correct the note about the journal's historical APC.
Scholarly and Research Communication, a new OA journal published by the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University, released its first issue. Abstract of the launch editorial:
In general, publishers are motivated by social values rather than by profit. They provide a service by transforming a manuscript into an exploitable literary property targeted at a known market. STM journal publishers distinguish themselves by extracting maximum profit based on the potential financial value of the need-to-know research they report. In the 1990s and aided by the Internet, scholars began to reassert control of journals and journal publishing. Scholarly effort has focused on transmission, that is to say, production and creation of the public record. Full control by the scholarly community must embrace the transformative nature of publishing, and reinvolving publishers to provide a full range of publishing services would seem desirable. The journal Scholarly and Research Communication is being founded to document the developing study and technology involved in this quickly expanding field.From the December 22, 2009 announcement:
This volume will stay open until we have published all remaining articles pertaining to the PKP 2009 conference. Watch for more articles in January.
Sciyo Becomes the First Academic Publisher to Introduce Usage-based Author Royalties, press release, December 18, 2009.
Philip M. Davis, Studies on access: a review, preprint, self-archived December 20, 2009. Abstract:
A review of the empirical literature on access to scholarly information. This review focuses on surveys of authors, article download and citation analysis.From the article:
Kuan-Teh Jeang, The Retrovirology Open Access experience, Retrovirology, December 15, 2009.
Rick Weiss, Public Access Policy Phase One Wrap-Up: Implementation, OSTP Blog, December 19, 2009.
Rick Weiss, Policy Forum on Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Features and Technology, OSTP Blog, December 21, 2009.