Royal Society Open Science embodies the principles of transparency in science, by advocating open access, open data and the option of open peer review. It is fully compliant with funder and institutional open access mandates. Royal Society Open Science is the first of the Society's journals to cover the entire range of science and is a significant step forward in the development of their open access program.
The journal, hosted on the HighWire Open Platform, supports features such as article level metrics with a graphical display of daily usage, post-publication comments, MathJax, CrossMark, supplementary materials (figures, tables, datasets, derivations and videos) and, coming soon, Integrated Data Supplements.
"HighWire continues to support our publishers in disseminating content as widely as possible," said Tom Rump, CEO of HighWire Press, Inc. "We applaud the Royal Society's efforts in responding to the aspirations of their community."
The President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, said: "We are delighted to be publishing this exciting new journal. We hope that Royal Society Open Science demonstrates our continued support for open access publishing and a commitment to publishing research that benefits science and humanity."
The online only journal will cover a broad range topics in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer science. http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org
About the Royal Society
The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. Its fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.
The Society publishes ten academic journals, all of which play a pivotal role in the dissemination of high quality science. www.royalsociety.org | @RSocPublishing
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