There's a new journal from Nature coming out. Scientific Reports will be an online, open-access journal with articles covering the natural sciences, according to a Nature press release. "Scientific Reports exists to facilitate the rapid peer review and publication of research that is of interest to specialists within any given field in the natural sciences, without barriers to access," says the description on the journal's homepage. Jonathan Eisen notes the new journal on his blog, saying that it "sounds remarkably like PLoS One, even though they do not mention PLoS One in the announcement. Good news all around I think — the more OA we have out there the better." Scientific Reports is accepting manuscripts now and plans to publish its first papers during the summer.
Nature Gets in the Open Access Game
Jan 11, 2011