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Poultry Science Association opens research journals to the public

The Poultry Science Association ( PSA ) is pleased to announce it has entered into a new publishing agreement with Elsevier.

3 July 2019, at 10:02am

The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is pleased to announce it has entered into a new publishing agreement with Elsevier, Inc. to publish its two scientific journals, beginning 1 January 2020. Concurrently, Poultry Science and the Journal of Applied Poultry Research will both move to Gold Open Access (OA), with all future published articles and all archived articles to be immediately shared worldwide.

PSA is a professional, international organisation consisting of approximately 1,800 members working in all aspects of the poultry sciences. Its members are committed to advancing the poultry sciences and the poultry industry through research and education. PSA publishes two scientific journals and is the premier publisher of basic and applied poultry research in the world.

The current publishing trend is moving strongly in the direction of Open Access as more and more journals and their authors are seeing the need to remove the “pay for view” restrictions of the subscription model. In addition, a growing number of research funding institutions and companies are now requesting Open Access to increase the availability of the research they choose to support financially.

In keeping with PSA’s vision to be the world’s most respected resource for poultry sciences, the PSA Board of Directors has recently approved the innovative move from subscription-based journals to an Open Access publishing model, making all of PSA’s scientific articles freely available at no expense to the reader. Authors will realise the benefits of making their research findings more readily available, more citable and more applicable throughout the poultry industry.

Elsevier is the largest global publisher of scientific journals and especially important to PSA is their strong leadership position in the publishing of life science journals. Elsevier currently publishes over 400 peer-reviewed Open Access journals and has transitioned many other scientific journals from subscription models to Open Access. They will be working closely with the PSA editorial staff and our current publisher (OUP), to facilitate a seamless transition of PSA’s journal collection and any journal articles that are being processed during this transition period.