(12 February 2014) The nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals, plans an expansion of its scientific communication efforts with the launch of a new title, Science Advances, as an extended forum for high-quality, peer-reviewed research.
“This new publication is designed to encourage transformative research and attract a wide readership,” said Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt. “Science is becoming more integrated and interdisciplinary. This is why we decided to establish a single new journal with the broadest possible array of outstanding content, encompassing all fields of science.”
Spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences, the new digital publication will leverage Science’s uniquely broad scope to help speed scientific progress by promoting the rapid communication of current research. Science Advances will be published online — on an open-access basis, with articles freely available to the public — through the payment, by authors, of an article processing fee. The 134-year-old journal Science, which is available for a modest annual subscription fee equivalent to about $3 US per issue, annually prints 800 to 900 research articles, following peer review — from a pool of some 14,000 submissions.
The full announcement is here.