Germany’s Max Planck Society is a well-known driving force in publishing reform and the development of Open Access initiatives. We are pleased to announce that MPG has provided concrete support for the development of SciPost’s publishing infrastructure, in the form of a subsidy worth 20 k€.
These funds will allow SciPost to carry out the implementation of a number of projects to enhance and broaden its services to the community. Stay tuned for upcoming details in the next few weeks!
We are delighted to announce that the OpenAIRE EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has given SciPost a major development grant of 39k€.
This grant was obtained through the call for Proposals for Alternative Funding Mechanisms for non-Author Fee based Open Access Publishing.
SciPost will use these funds to further consolidate its cost-slashing business model, and to drive a substantial scaling up of its publishing activities in early 2018.
Significant news from the high-energy physics community: CERN and SciPost have just signed an agreement to collaborate to foster innovation in Open Access publishing.
CERN and its partners have long been a significant driving force in providing their community with infrastructures to publish and retrieve information, in particular through the SCOAP3 and INSPIRE initiatives. It is exactly in the same community-driven spirit that SciPost was founded and is currently being developed.
Thanks to this agreement, CERN will cover all SciPost expenses in publishing Open Access (under a CC-BY license) any articles from CERN-affiliated authors which successfully pass SciPost’s strict “peer-witnessed” refereeing process. CERN and SciPost will also cooperate to facilitate article discovery and linking within the existing INSPIRE infrastructure. Furthermore, CERN and SciPost will regularly collaborate in all areas relating to Open Access publishing, business models, technology and policy.
CERN thereby joins the growing list of research institutions and universities which support SciPost through its Supporting Partners Board.
SciPost looks forward to a bright future at the service of the high-energy community, and in good CERN company.
As part of its commitment to transforming scientific publishing in all its facets, SciPost is proud to join and support the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), which is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties to promote the unrestricted availability of scholarly citation data.
The idea is simple but powerful: through Crossref, citation metadata of participating publishers is made publicly available, and its reuse authorized. This opens the door to the development of a new generation of metrics engines and metadata aggregators with the potential to modernize the way impact evaluation is performed.
We are delighted to announce that SciPost Physics has been accepted for coverage in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), part of the Core Collection of the Web of Science.
Clarivate Analytics, who now manage WoS, have informed us that the Journal's content will appear in the database later this year. Coverage will begin with journal content published in 2017, with back issues to be covered later on.
This important development demonstrates that SciPost is quickly establishing itself as the publisher-of-choice for top science in this day and age of publishing reform.
We are delighted to announce that the Directory of Open Access Journals has awarded SciPost Physics the DOAJ Seal, which is a mark of certification for open access journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhere to Best Practice and high publishing standards.
This Seal certifies that SciPost Physics complies with a number of conditions including:
As an additional service, SciPost also takes care of linking all funding information provided by authors to the funders registered in the FundRef registry (with metadata deposited through Crossmark), enabling funders to easily assess where and by whom their funds are being put to efficient use.
The Seal provides recognition that SciPost Physics meets and even surpasses the standards applied in many commonly-used journals. Do your habitual publication venues live up to such high expectations? If not, consider switching to SciPost!