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ICTP Library & SciPost

ICTP Library supports SciPost

ICTP Library & SciPost
ICTP Library & SciPost

01/03/2022

ICTP Library is proud to promote Fair Open Access by supporting the non-profit, community-led publishing platform SciPost. SciPost is an open access publication portal managed by professional scientists and designed to remove barriers in scientific publishing.

Fees are a common barrier for both authors and readers. Numerous Open Access publishers offer free access to readers, but charge authors with stiff Article Processing Charges (APCs). SciPost, on the other hand, promotes “two-way open access” with no user-facing charges at all. It is purely online-based and offers freely, openly, globally and perpetually accessible science, published without any charges for authors or readers.

SciPost funding is fully provided by national granting agencies, universities and their libraries, foundations and individuals. Finances are openly published and available for public scrutiny. To date, ICTP-connected authors have published over 30 papers via SciPost, and the ICTP Library is now excited to support the platform with general funding.

Currently SciPost offers 13 journals in the fields of physics, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry and political science. Four of them are listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and have been rewarded the DOAJ Seal for demonstrating best practice in open access publishing. Authors can submit their manuscripts either via the pre-print server arXive.org or directly to SciPost. The scientific quality of SciPost publications is guaranteed by an open peer review process.

Do you have any questions on SciPost and the publication process? ICTP Library is happy to help you.

 

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