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Surgery and Medical Technologies, an open access journal dedicated to publishing high-quality papers that describe original research and innovation in all areas of medical technologies in relation to surgery. The journal will use EDP’s Liberty APC model for article processing charges, where authors can choose their own fair price to publish a paper in open access including an amount of 0€.
Surgery and Medical Technologies will publish research and technology papers reporting on innovation for surgical devices, including surgical instrumentation, innovative biomaterials, tissue engineered devices, and imaging techniques and software used for surgery planning or surgical navigation, and surgical robotic devices. These texts provide the engineering approach as well as clinical implications. Additionally, the journal will also publish review articles and papers dealing with issues such as methodologies for evaluation and quality assessment, ethics, education, safety and clinical outcome, cost and health policy, and broader issues related to impact that surgery and medical technologies have on patient and society.
EDP Sciences has announced that it is now publishing the fully Open Access journal, Regenerative Medicine Research. EDP officially took over publication of the journal during spring 2016. The first issue published by EDP Sciences will be opened in the second semester of 2016, publishing the articles newly submitted and accepted since the journal transfer.
Regenerative Medicine Research is a peer reviewed international open access journal that publishes research relating to both the fundamental and practical aspects of regenerative medicine, with a particular emphasis on translational research. It will use EDP’s Liberty APC model for article processing charges, where authors can choose their own fair price to publish a paper in Open Access including an amount of 0€.
EDP Sciences presents a new model where the author chooses their own fair price to publish an article in Open Access (OA).
The Liberty APC model means that authors can choose from a number of options, the level of article processing charge (APC) they will pay to publish their article - including an amount of 0€ in 2016. It is expected that they will investigate all options for funding, for example from their funding body, their institution or their organization, but ultimately it will be their decision how much they feel is a fair price to pay.
Liberty APC is a useful model for journals at launch stage and for the first years of publication. It provides a useful gauge of a journal’s value before it is indexed, as all authors who have a requirement to publishing Open Access can publish in a journal relevant to their research regardless of access to funding.