We—SpringerOpen materials science (and Springer materials science)—are once again going to be at the Materials Research Society Spring meeting this week. What’s different, of course, is that this time the meeting is in Phoenix rather than San Francisco. But we will be there—and I will be there personally—in booth 330—to talk all about open access in materials science. (Regular blog readers might recall this blog’s inaugural post about last year’s MRS meeting…)
For example, I’ll be able to answer questions about how open access works (e.g., funding for article-processing charges—including the fact that six of SpringerOpen’s materials science journals are fully sponsored and carry no APCs), and how the editorial and review processes work at our journals. (Hint: exactly the same way as all other Springer journals.)
Six of SpringerOpen’s materials science journals are fully sponsored and carry no APCs
You’ll also get to see a (very small) sample of the great materials science books that our colleagues on the book publishing side produce each year (they publish around 400 new books a year—we’ll have about 70 on display). And also we’re just beginning the celebration of the Journal of Material Science’s Golden Jubilee year.
And also, our “new” colleagues from Nature (with Nature Materials, Nature Materials Reviews, and Nature Physics) will be right next door in booth 332