On November 23, 2010, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced the launch of AIP Advances, a new open access journal. In a press release , the AIP described the new journal as, “…a fast-track, community-style open access journal, focusing on applied research in the physical sciences.” The new journal is envisioned as meeting the stated desires of physicists to bring their articles to press quickly (the journal will feature an accelerated peer review process, overseen by an international team of Executive and Associate Editors), make their work as widely accessible as possible (work selected for publication in AIP Advances will be freely, and immediately, available worldwide), and maintain some ownership of the rights to their published work (articles will be published under a Creative Commons license, allowing authors to do just that).
To jumpstart interest in publishing in AIP Advances, AIP Publishing is offering free publication to the first 100 authors whose articles are accepted. I can hear you thinking, “OK, great, but what about regular publication in the journal? Won’t that cost the author, after all, someone has to pay?” Yes, the journal will charge the authors of accepted papers a processing fee (covers the cost of reviewing, producing, hosting and archiving the article) initially set at $1,350. However, the AIP notes that “waivers are available for authors who cannot afford this fee”, and additionally, Dartmouth College, through the “Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity”, may pay this fee for you. Please visit the links below for more information:
- Dartmouth College-specific information (including an online request for funding form) about the Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity
- Official website for the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity
- Dartmouth College Library Scholarly Publishing & Communication web pages (includes direct contact information for any further questions or concerns you might have)
- Email me to start a conversation or to ask questions about any of this.