Palgrave Macmillan Launch Open Access initiative

Palgrave Macmillan launch initiative offering Open Access publishing to scholars in the social sciences.

Palgrave Macmillan today announces the launch of Palgrave Open (www.palgrave-journals.com/palgraveopen/) offering authors of
accepted primary research papers the option to publish their articles with immediate open access.

Working in collaboration with scholarly institutions and learned society partners, Palgrave Macmillan has selected eighteen
journals to offer Open Access at launch:

*BioSocieties
*British Politics
*Comparative European Politics
*Contemporary Political Theory
*European Journal of Development Research
*French Politics
*International Politics
*Journal of Asset Management
*Journal of Brand Management
*Journal of Banking Regulation
*Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds
*Journal of International Business Studies
*Journal of Public Health Policy
*Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management
*Journal of Simulation
*OR Insight
*Social Theory & Health
*Subjectivity

David Bull, Journals Publishing Director at Palgrave Macmillan, says: “Palgrave Open is a timely and exciting initiative for the social sciences, a sector that has not hitherto found itself significantly involved with open access models. We’re now taking a lead in presenting our communities with an alternative publishing model, to sit beside our existing subscription and site license business. It is important that we are at the forefront of exploring scaleable and sustainable publishing solutions in the digital age. Over the next 18 months we will carefully assess and review the impact and operation of Palgrave Open.”

Authors can choose to publish their article Open Access under one of two Creative Commons licenses and Palgrave Open’s publishing policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

The first article to be published via Palgrave Open, ‘Creating the ‘ethics industry’: Mary Warnock, in vitro fertilization and
the history of bioethics in Britain’ by Duncan Wilson, University of Manchester, UK, is now freely available in the June issue of BioSocieties.

Palgrave Open: www.palgrave-journals.com/palgraveopen/

BioSocieties: www.palgrave-journals.com/biosoc/

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