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PLoS ONE and FREE TO READ

by PhilipJ on 20 December 2006

The big open access news of the day is that PLoS ONE has finally launched! The first set of papers are up and ready for comments and annotations, so head on over, register, and get involved in Open Access 2.0.

Also, back in September I failed to notice that the American Physical Society had initiated FREE TO READ:

The American Physical Society (APS) is pleased to announce the release of FREE TO READ. As noted in our earlier announcement (http://publish.aps.org/OpenAccessAnnounce.html), FREE TO READ allows individuals or institutions to pay a modest fee ($975/PR article and $1300/PRL) to provide access, through our sites, to the full text versions of selected articles published in APS journals at no cost to the reader and without a subscription. FREE TO READ is not limited to recent publications, and can be applied to any article or group of articles from APS’s extensive archive which goes back to 1893. The payment form is available at http://forms.aps.org/author/Free2Read_2.pdf.

And don’t forget, there are still 10 days left to become a member at the PLoS to help double their funding.



  1. Luke Q    3782 days ago    #

    That’s great news, especially considering the apparent failure at Nature"

    Surely a deeply flawed 4 month experiment is not enough to alter the norms of journal publishing!


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