More Open-Access Options on the Way | GenomeWeb

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Society of London each announced recently that they are launching open-access journals.

The AAAS journal, called Science Advances, is to begin being published in early 2015, the Nature News Blog reports. The online-only journal will encompass a broad spectrum of disciplines, and it will be funded through processing charges paid by the authors.

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