Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PRSTAB adopta Creative Commons

Buenas noticias,
la revista cientifica Physical Rreview Speical Topics Accelerator & Beams adoptara creative commons el 15 de Febrero como anuncian por e-mail:


Thank you for your support as an author in Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams (PRST-AB). Funded by contributions from national and international laboratories and other partners, PRST-AB has grown steadily since its inception in 1998, and is now the premier journal for accelerator science and technology. Thanks to the journal's generous sponsors, researchers and students have always been able to access articles in PRST-AB freely, without any barriers. The success of PRST-AB, along with initiatives undertaken by APS and other organizations, indicate that a broader open access program is in the interests of our authors, readers, their institutions, and some funders.

Accordingly, on 15 February 2011, we will announce the new option for authors in some other Physical Review journals to pay an article-processing charge whereby their accepted papers will be published barrier free and open access. These papers will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (CC-BY). The CC-BY license permits others to copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work, provided that proper credit is given.

We do not plan to change PRST-AB's funding model or to introduce any charges to the journal's authors. We will, however, be making the entire archive of PRST-AB's published papers, including yours, available under the CC-BY license as of February 15. All future papers will be CC-BY as well. The effect of these changes will be to convert PRST-AB to a 'Gold' open access journal, representing an additional service to its authors and the accelerator community.

Thank you again for your support of the principles of Open Access and the APS journals.

Gene D. Sprouse
Editor in Chief
American Physical Society

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