WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals, is today launching Science Partner Journals, a program that will feature high-quality, online-only open access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders and societies.
Through these collaborations, AAAS expands its efforts to communicate science broadly and for the benefit of all people by providing top-tier international research organizations with the technology, visibility and publishing expertise that AAAS is uniquely positioned to offer as the world's largest international science society.
As a continuation of AAAS' commitment to open access publishing, Science Partner Journal content will publish under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses (CC BY), meaning that Science Partner Journal content will be freely available to all readers upon publication. To provide online publishing services for the Science Partner Journal program, AAAS has partnered with Hindawi.
Organizations participating in the Science Partner Journal program will be editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. To oversee the publication process, each organization will provide professional editors committed to best practices in peer review and author service.
"With the launch of the Science Partner Journal program, we look forward to an exciting new chapter of collaboration with top international research organizations," says Bill Moran, Publisher at AAAS.
New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program will launch on a semi-annual basis and participation in the program is restricted to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines.
For more information about the Science Partner Journal program, including the latest insights on newly included titles or details on the application process to become a partner organization, please visit the Science Partner Journal homepage at http://www.sciencepartnerjournals.org or contact Xiaoying Chu ([email protected]).
About the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org) as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, Science Robotics, and the digital open-access journal Science Advances. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert! (www.eurekalert.org), the premier science-news website, a service of AAAS. See www.aaas.org.