Exciting new Canadian open access journal FACETS to launch, with Dr. Jules Blais as Editor

May 28, 2015, 09:00 ET from Canadian Science Publishing

FACETS—Canada's own multidisciplinary open access science journal created by Canadian Science Publishing—soon accepting submissions

OTTAWA, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The development team at Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), publisher of the award-winning NRC Research Press suite of journals, is hard at work building a new open access platform for the publication of research.  FACETS—a new multidisciplinary open access journal led by Dr. Jules Blais and to be published as part of CSP's open access initiatives—will encompass a broad range of scientific areas and provide a high-quality, affordable Canadian open access option that well serves the publishing and dissemination needs of researchers in Canada and beyond. A community-supported effort, spurred by a shift toward public access to science, FACETS will appeal to researchers studying in a variety of fields looking to publish and read multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, particularly of a Canadian nature.

Set to begin accepting submissions this summer and publish its first papers in the fall of 2015, FACETS development is well underway. A state-of-the-art publishing portal is currently in the works and the manuscript submission system will go online as early as July.  FACETS will initially focus on six research areas: Biomedical and Health Sciences; Biological and Life Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Physical Sciences; Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics; and Integrative Sciences (including topics such as science policy and science communication). Additional subject areas will be added as the journal evolves in conjunction with emerging scientific advances.

"We want to build upon our legacy as a successful Canadian publisher, leveraging the tradition of quality of our NRC Research Press journals, while still serving international scientific communities," explains Suzanne Kettley, CSP's incoming Executive Director. "FACETS is an international journal with a Canadian twist: accepting articles in English or French, and highlighting Canadian achievements, it will be a trusted, high quality, yet affordable, alternative to other open access journals in the marketplace."

"Some of the most exciting advances are in the interdisciplinary sciences, and the world is moving towards open access journals. FACETS aims to merge these trends and make high quality science accessible to the world." ~ Dr. Jules Blais, Senior Editor, FACETS.

Read more about FACETS: www.facetsjournal.com  

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Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), head-quartered in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), is an independent, not-for-profit scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of researchers and their communities, not only by publishing quality peer-reviewed journals but also by supporting the knowledge-sharing activities of scholarly societies and other key partners through events, awards, and other exchanges. CSP publishes the award-winning NRC Research Press suite of journals, many of which have been in publication since 1929. www.cdnsciencepub.com

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