The previous version of this post was written almost two years ago by my colleague and unfortunately it included some information that could be seen as misleading. That is why I have decided to rewrite the post. The title is very up to date, since nowadays every journal offers some kind of open access option. So, the question is more about how to make your article open access, than whether to do it or not. If you are a scholar you should take care about the public availability of your work. The previous version of the post is here. What […]
There are a lot of physical and chemical aspects to stem cells that are yet to be discovered, and therefore this field is likely to continue to grow. However, there was no suitable platform to publish papers on this subject – told me Michael Cho, Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Journal Editor of ‘Physics and Chemistry of Stem Cells‘, an open access serial by De Gruyter Open. Read the whole interview below. You have recently published a paper written in collaboration with medical doctors, discussing the possible clinical treatment of liver cirrhosis based on biomechanical properties of […]
Antonio Facchetti: I do not make decisions on where to publish only based on the journal Impact Factor
I am pleased to present the interview with Antonio Facchetti, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, who was named Highly Cited Scientist by Thomson Reuters in July 2014 and is the editor in chief of ‘Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics’. The journal was established by De Gruyter Open as a part of the Emerging Science Journals project. Could you describe the beginning of ‘Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics’ (OPP)? Paulina Leśna-Szreter, managing editor of physics at De Gruyter Open (which was previously Versita) contacted me to ask if I would be interested in launching a new journal in the field of […]
Authors, who wish to publish Open Access book, face at some point the problem of choosing the right publisher. In every case, a choice of publisher is a very individual decision and it depends on the author’s preference of license model, the cost of APCs, and in many cases, also on the requirements of the institution’s research funding. There are a lot of options in the scientific publishing market; small and large publishing houses, universities, foundations, etc. So, where to publish?