Hot off the press: Birth of new journal in Emergency Medicine
Posted Oct 13 2009 10:07pm
Welcome to the newest member of the EM journal family:
Open Access Emergency Medicine
Thanks to a fellow faculty member Dr. Rob Rodriguez (our SFGH EM Research Director), I just heard about a new international, online-only journal in EM - Open Access Emergency Medicine. Rob is on the prestigious editorial board. Online open-access journals, I think, are going to be the way of the future.
Open Access Emergency Medicine is based on an open-access publication model. This new model puts the burden of cost on the author rather than on the reader. Instead of subscribing to journals, the public now has free, open access to articles in these journals. Authors, whose articles which are accepted after peer-review, front the cost. This one-time, per-article submission fee is approximately $1,200. This fee seems a bit steep to me, but I applaud the concept of an open-access EM journal. Furthermore, this journal is online only.
The submission fee for OAEM is
being completely waived for all articles received by December 31, 2009!
I don't know about you, but I'll be digging up an article which I wrote last year and got rejected from the first journal that I submitted to. Just wanted to let people know about this amazing opportunity to help launch a new online, open-access journal.