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Royal Society launches Open Biology

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Royal Society launches groundbreaking new journal Open Biology

The Royal Society today announces the launch of Open Biology, a 
new open access journal covering research in cellular and 
molecular aspects of biology. It is the Society's first wholly 
open access and online-only journal.

The new journal will publish original, high quality, research in 
cell biology, developmental and structural biology, molecular 
biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and 
genetics.  It will be overseen by a team of academic Subject 
Editors with support from an international Editorial Board. 
Subject Editors include Professor Peter Parham FRS, Stanford 
University and Professor David Glover FRS, Cambridge University. 
The launch complements the Royal Society's existing hybrid, 
optional open access journals and open access-friendly policies.

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society said, "Open 
Biology is an exciting new open-access journal covering a wide 
range of cellular and molecular biology.  The Royal Society is a 
strong supporter of open-access publishing and is pleased to 
launch its new journal which will draw on the high standards of 
the Society over its 350 year history of scientific publishing."

The funding required to make Open Biology open access will derive 
from article-processing charges (USD-$2040/GBP-1200/EURO-1560 per 
article), which will cover the expenses associated with peer 
review, composition, hosting, and archiving.  A Call for Papers 
will be issued in July and the first article published in Autumn 


For media requests or further information please contact:
Daisy Barton
Assistant Press Officer
The Royal Society
+44 (0)20 7451 2510 or daisy.barton@royalsociety.org

Notes to editors:

1. Open Biology will be published online on a continuous 
publication model where articles are immediately citable. 
Article-level usage data and online archiving will be 
available.  Articles will be published under the terms of the 
Creative Commons Attribution Licence, leaving copyright with 
the authors, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, 
modify, distribute, and/or copy articles provided the original 
authors and source are cited.  The funding required to make 
Open Biology open access will derive from article-processing 
charges. These will cover the expenses associated with peer 
review, composition, hosting, and archiving. More details and 
updates are available at:

2. The Royal Society is the UK's national academy of science. 
Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles, as a provider of 
independent scientific advice, as a learned Society, and as a 
funding agency. Our expertise is embodied in the Fellowship, 
which is made up of the finest scientists from the UK and beyond. 
Our goals are to:

*Invest in future scientific leaders and in innovation
*Influence policymaking with the best scientific advice
*Invigorate science and mathematics education
*Increase access to the best science internationally
*Inspire an interest in the joy, wonder and excitement of 
scientific discovery

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