A new OA journal from OUP: Database

A new journal from Oxford University Press (OUP), Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, will begin publishing research in the coming months. (Thanks to Francis Ouellette, who is an Associate Editor of this new journal).

About the Journal. Excerpt:


All Database content is published under an open access model. Database articles will therefore be freely available to everybody online, upon publication, without the barrier of paid subscription to access.

Under this model, the journal’s costs are covered by author publication charges of £800/€1200/$1600 per article.

It’s of interest to compare these charges with those for hybrid Oxford journals that provide an optional Open Access Model (Oxford Open). See: Optional Author Publication Charges. Excerpts:

For an author based at a subscribing institution:

Regular charge – £900 / $1800 / €1350

For an author based at an institution that does not subscribe:

Regular charge – £1500 / $3000 / €2250

Thus, the charges for Database are lower than the regular charges for the Oxford Open option.

In the right frame of some Database pages, there’s a heading entitled: “Author Self Archiving Policy”. At present, the links that are provided don’t yield any information about this policy. The site currently still appears to be under construction.


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