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Open Access Announcement from Oxford Journals

*****apologies for cross-posting*****

Please find below a news release on the latest Open Access (OA) initiative
from Oxford Journals. Oxford Open, an extension of current Oxford Journals
OA experiments, will offer an optional author-pays model across a range of
titles. Please refer to the contact information below should you have any

Kind regards,

Rachel Goode
Head of Marketing and Communications
Oxford Journals
Oxford University Press

Oxford Journals launches Oxford Open - a new open access initiative

4 May 2005

Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press (OUP), has
announced its latest Open Access (OA) project, Oxford Open. Commencing
July 2005, it will offer an optional author-pays model to authors of
accepted papers in a range of Oxford Journals titles. Oxford Journals has
also amended its post-prints policy to be compliant with the latest
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy . Both of these
announcements further support Oxford Journals' central remit, as a leading
not-for-profit publisher, to bring the highest quality research to the
widest possible audience.

Oxford Open will give published authors in participating Oxford Journals
titles the option to pay for research articles to be freely available
online immediately on publication. The open access charge for each article
will be �1,500 or $2,800, with authors being given the option to pay this
amount once their manuscript has been peer-reviewed and accepted for
publication. Discounted author charges of �800 or $1,500 will be available
to authors from institutions that maintain a current online subscription.
Authors from developing countries will also be eligible for discounted
rates. The online subscription prices of participating journals will be
adjusted for 2007 and subsequent years, according to how much content was
paid for by authors and thus freely available online during the previous

Oxford Open is a further addition to the current Oxford Journals OA
experiments, with a variety of models being tested. These include Journal
of Experimental Botany, eCAM, and Nucleic Acids Research, the latter being
the first major science journal of such stature and prestige to move to a
full Open Access model, in January 2005. Oxford Open will initially launch
with a range of titles owned by Oxford Journals, with further journals
being added to the scheme at a later date.

In addition, and with immediate effect, authors who publish with Oxford
Journals are entitled to upload their accepted manuscript ("post-print" )
to institutional and centrally organized repositories (including PubMed
Central), but must stipulate that public availability be delayed until 12
months after first online publication in the journal unless the paper is
being published within Oxford Open, in which case the post-print may be
deposited and made freely available immediately the article is accepted
for publication.

"Oxford Open is a logical extension to our current Open Access
experiments, and will allow us to collect valuable first-hand data on the
demand for Open Access by authors across a broad range of subjects,"
commented Martin Richardson, Managing Director of Oxford Journals. "It
also offers research funders a choice as to how quickly they wish the
research results they fund to be made freely available online, without
undermining the current business models that allow high-quality
peer-reviewed journals, still highly-regarded by researchers as the
preferred quality 'kite-mark' for their work, to continue to be viable in
the long-term."

Further details about Oxford Journals Author Self-Archiving Policy can be
found at: <www.oupjournals.org/selfarchivingpolicy>. Register to receive
further information about the Oxford Open Initiative as it becomes
available using the Oxford Open Form: <www.oupjournals.org/oxfordopen>.

For further information contact:

Rachel Goode
Head of Marketing & Communications
Oxford Journals
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon Street
Oxford, OX2 6DP
Tel: +44 1865 353388 

Notes to Editors:

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest and most
international of university presses. Founded in 1478, it currently
publishes more than 4,500 new books a year, has a presence in over fifty
countries, and employs some 3,700 people worldwide. It has become familiar
to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly
works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college
textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign
language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.

Oxford Journals, a Division of OUP, publishes over 180 journals covering a
broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in
collaboration with learned societies and other international
organisations. The collection contains some of the world's most
prestigious titles, including Nucleic Acids Research, JNCI (Journal of the
National Cancer Institute), European Heart Journal, English Historical
Review, and the Review of Financial Studies. For further information
please visit the Oxford Journals website <www.oupjournals.org>.


robin westfall | marketing assistant
oxford journals | oxford university press
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