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Did you know that the majority of academic papers on Open Access publishing are available only in a subscription model? Following this paradox, Open Information Science is going to publish a topical issue on Open Access movement. As Open Access week is celebrated every October, Open Information Science is collecting research papers, review papers, and position papers on the movement from the beginning of this month. We are searching for papers considering the existing models of Open Access (platinum, gold, green, fair), the controversies surrounding each of them, summarizing the pros and cons. Diachronic drafts on Open Access, which are still seen as a kind of novelty even if they have a quite impressive history already, are welcome as well. 

All these submissions will be deeply reviewed, and published in the topical issue devoted to Open Access.


Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.
Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science’s high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyteropen.com). 

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

The deadline is 30th June 2018.