[Oa-italia] JEB: open access agli autori delle istituzioni abbonate

Susanna Mornati mornati a cilea.it
Gio 21 Giu 2007 14:51:01 CEST

Pare la scoperta dell'acqua calda: geniale.
Questo modello di open access rende disponibili gli articoli degli autori
afferenti ad istituzioni che gia' pagano l'abbonamento: come non pensarci
prima? La community OA non ha ancora commentato, probabilmente
sono tutti a bocca aperta!
Riporto la notizia circolata su tutte le liste nei giorni scorsi.
Saluti, Susanna

19 June 2007

Journal of Experimental Botany announces free open access for authors at
subscribing institutions

Oxford Journals is pleased to announce that all primary papers
published in the Journal of Experimental Botany after 1 April
2007 are being published without any open access charge if the
corresponding author's institution has a current subscription to
the journal.

The Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB) launched the first phase
of its open access (OA) experiment in April 2004 and since this
time approximately 30% of primary research articles have been
made freely available online from the time of publication.  In
the first phase of the experiment, publication costs were met in
part by OA fees from authors (GBP250 per paper) and by two grants
from the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

The unique feature of the new phase of JXB's open access
experiment is that institutional subscriptions will now pay not
only for content (including reviews and special issues, which are
not eligible for open access) but also for open access
publication.  Corresponding authors from subscribing institutions
will have no OA charges to pay, while others who wish to take
advantage of OA publication in JXB will have to pay GBP1500

'We are working hard at building a viable business model that can
provide a sustainable service to the plant science community,'
explains Professor Jerry Roberts, Editor-in-Chief, based at the
University of Nottingham. 'The cost of a full online subscription
to the JXB in 2007 is GBP816 ($1469/EUR1224). On a cost per page
basis this is a very competitive price; it is cheaper than any
other comparable plant science journal without page charges or
subsidy, and will now include the additional benefit of providing
free open access for member authors.'

The Journal of Experimental Botany is one of 50 journals
published by Oxford Journals that offer optional open access, and
its new initiative broadens Oxford Journal's experiments with
open access publishing models. Instead of Oxford Open's standard
optional open access model, which offers a two tier author
payment system with substantial discounts for authors from
subscribing institutions, this initiative makes open access
completely free for these authors, thus enabling libraries to
support open access via their members.

For further information on the second phase of the JXB experiment
please visit

For further information on the Oxford Open please visit

For further information please contact:
Kirsty Luff
Senior Communications and Marketing Manager
Oxford Journals

+44(0)1865 354206
kirsty.luff a oxfordjournals.org

Susanna Mornati, CILEA
Project Leader AEPIC, www.aepic.it
+39 02 2699 5322, +39 348 7090 226,
mailto:mornati a cilea.it, skype: susanna mornati

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