Notes by Christina Pikas
He introduced IOP.
IOP's Open Access Initiatives
1) This month's papers (current 30 days' worth of papers available at no charge on the web page)
2) IOP Select (editorial boards select the best and highest impact papers and make them available at no cost)
3) New Titles (are freely available for up to 2 years)
4) Developing Countries
5) Open Access Journals (New Journal of Physics, Conference Series, Journal of High Energy Physics)
- have not increased cancellations
- downloads and submissions are up
- upgrades and subscriptions are up
- has helped impact factors (10 titles more than 20%)
- 18% of the downloads are free, not to subscribers
Expect to break even for a year in 2007 (started publishing in 1998) ... sufficient impact, viable only in long term, requires deep pockets to get there.
See presentation online to see extracts from recent studies on why authors choose to publish where they do. For one study, see Mary Waltham's site. For another see APLSP.
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