3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
★ [U03-04] "Earth, Planets and Space": Transition into Open Access publication
Keywords:Earth, Planets and Space, open access, Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results, business model transition, academic publisher, scholarly communication
Visibility of the journal has been increased by the varieties of promotional activities and web pages of the publisher and the societies. The number of submissions to the journal in 2014 was 297, which was 50% more than that in 2013. Average time to acceptance in 2014 was 188 days and the Impact Factor of the year 2013 reached 3.06. We promote Letter category, which has a number of word limit as 11,000, by lowering the article processing charge (APC). We have set up a category Frontier Letter to promote submissions of high quality short papers by inviting authors, recommended by the five societies and the editorial board members. The APC for the Frontier Letter is free. We also promote special issues and 10 special issues have already been in progress. The special issues cover overlapping field of sciences of the five societies and the scope of the journal is also expanding.
We plan to have a collaborative publication with JPGU from January 2016. In our oral presentation, we also discuss about our future perspectives.