[xmca] FW: [BOAI] Sponsored Articles In Elsevier Journals

From: David Preiss (davidpreiss@puc.cl)
Date: Mon May 29 2006 - 14:59:55 PDT

FYI on Open Access.

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[mailto:owner-boai-forum@ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Menefee, Daviess
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Subject: [BOAI] Sponsored Articles In Elsevier Journals

Forwarding from Elsevier via LibLicense. For my comments on this
announcement, see my post this morning on Open Access News,

      Peter Suber

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Please excuse any duplication.

 From May onwards some Elsevier journals will be offering to their authors
the option to pay a sponsorship fee to ensure that their article, already
accepted for publication, is made freely available to non-subscribers via

Worldwide approximately 10 million researchers can already access these
journals through institutional subscriptions. In a few instances, authors
publishing in these journals have requested an option to make their articles
freely available online to non-subscribers.

Six journals in Physics are the first to offer such an option. These are:

Nuclear Physics A
Nuclear Physics B
Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements
Nuclear Instruments and Methods A
Physics Letters B
Astroparticle Physics

Thirty more journals across other fields such as Life and Health sciences
also plan to offer this option in the next two months.

The author charge for article sponsorship is $3,000. The fee excludes taxes
and other potential author fees such as color charges which are additional.
Information about selecting this option is now available on the journal
homepages at www.elsevier.com as well as Elsevier's author gateway site,
authors.elsevier.com. The availability of this option will be offered to
authors of the above-mentioned journals only after receiving notification
that their article has been accepted for publication. This prevents a
potential conflict of interest where a journal would have a financial
incentive to accept an article.

Please feel free to contact either of us or your Elsevier representative
with any questions.

Tony McSean, Daviess Menefee

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