This post has been reposted from the Methods in Ecology and Evolution Blog
This week is international Open Access Week, which aims to raise the awareness of open access publishing within the scientific and academic community, and provides an opportunity to hear about its potential benefits and the latest policies and opinions. Institutions and universities from all over the world are involved and there’s an extensive calendar of events that you can have a look at to see what’s happening in your area.
What open access options do Methods and the other BES Journals offer?
- We offer authors of primary research papers the choice to pay for our open access option, OnlineOpen (members of the BES receive a 25% discount on publication fees). Here are some of Methods most recent open access articles:
- Rapid Bayesian inference of heritability in animal models without convergence problems
- Using time-to-event analysis to complement hierarchical methods when assessing determinants of photographic detectability during camera trapping
- Oligotyping: Differentiating between closely related microbial taxa using 16S rRNA gene data
- Spatial models for distance sampling data: recent developments and future directions
- Inclusion of a near-complete fossil record reveals speciation-related molecular evolution
- We’re partnered with the open access journal, Ecology and Evolution (E&E); We offer the authors of good quality research that we’re unable to publish in Methods, the option to transfer their article, along with the reviewer comments, to E&E, with a 20% discount on publication fees. Here are some of the E&E articles published online last month that were transferred from Methods:
- Inferring parturition and neonate survival from movement patterns of female ungulates: a case study using woodland caribou
- Individual heterogeneity in black brant survival and recruitment with implications for harvest dynamics
- A bioturbation classification of European marine infaunal invertebrates
- Best Practicable Aggregation of Species: a step forward for species surrogacy in environmental assessment and monitoring
- Long-term metapopulation study of the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia): survey methods, data management, and long-term population trends
In addition to the above open access options, all of our content is made freely available 2 years after publication. We’re also pleased to be able to offer readers free access to all Application papers, which are citable descriptions of new methods and techniques in ecology and evolution.