Happy #OAWeek2014

In celebration of Open Access week 2014 each of the British Ecological Society’s journals, including Journal of Ecology, have each published a Virtual Issue of recently published OA papers. Click on the covers below to access each journal’s Virtual Issue.

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All of the papers included in the Virtual Issues have been published through the Online Open programme. Members of the British Ecological Society are offered a 25% discount towards the cost of the Online Open scheme.

Two papers co-authored by Associate Editor Roberto Salguero-Gómez are included in Journal of Ecology’s Virtual Issue.

“Science is open by definition. We all wish to communicate our findings in hopes of advancing the field. One of the most effective ways of reaching all four corners of the globe is to publish open-access – after all we no longer live in the era where scientific communications were carried out on a one-on-one basis via written letters. Yes, undeniably this comes at an (economic) cost… however; the amount of benefits to researchers and members of the general public from this channel of communication clearly outcompetes such costs. I am a strong advocate of open–access science, and a proud contributor of open plant ecology research through Journal of Ecology.” (Roberto Salguero-Gómez)

On Monday 10 November 2014 Rob and his colleagues will be launching the COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database, which is an Open Online Repository for Plant Demography. The launch of this matrix will coincide with the publication of an Open Access paper, in Journal of Ecology, about the COMPADRE database. Stay tuned!

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