OA program generates widespread support from institutional subscribers in the second year Palo Alto, CALIF. (July 13, 2021) — Nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews is pleased to announce that the 2021 volume of the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering has been converted from gated to open access, with all articles published under a CC BY license. The back volumes, dating from 1999, are now freely available.
Subscribe to Open is a solution for sustainable open access publishing that provides an alternative to article processing charges (APCs), the mechanism used by most open access journals. It uses existing library relationships and subscription purchases to convert gated journals to open access. Institutions simply continue to subscribe—there are no additional processes—and as long as subscription revenues are maintained, the year’s volume is published open access and the back volumes are made freely available.
Richard Gallagher, President and Editor-in-Chief of Annual Reviews praised the collaborative relationship between the publisher and its subscriber base. “We share a common interest in full and free access to the scientific literature, and it is this that has made open access to the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering possible. We are pleased to add another renowned science journal to Subscribe to Open; open access is equally important across all areas of research.”
Annual Reviews thanks the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for funding the development of Subscribe to Open, which was undertaken in partnership with Raym Crow, Managing Partner, Chain Bridge Group.
About Annual Reviews: Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and benefit of society. Visit https://www.annualreviews.org and follow @AnnualReviews.
About Subscribe to Open: Subscribe to Open is a new pathway to open access for Annual Reviews. It empowers libraries
to use their existing collection budgets to make world-leading review journals open to everyone.
For more information, contact Andrea Lopez, Director of Sales, Partnerships & Initiatives at Annual Reviews