Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Two cheers! Hip Hip

Too big to fail Nature's inability to escape the gravitational pull of open access continues with the announcement of Nature Communications, due to launch in April 2010. NC will be "a multidisciplinary, online-only journal with an open-access option" - authors will be able to publish their work either via the traditional subscription route, or as open access through payment of an article processing charge (not yet announced).

Any accusation that this is a shameless rip-off of PLoS - is spot on. Hear that sound? It's the deckchairs being rearranged on Naturtanic...