Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Journal of Cheminformatics - A new Open Access journal from Chemistry Central

The title says it all. Apparently, Chemistry Central is getting together a new Open Access journal, the Journal of Cheminformatics. There's a placeholder website already up, naming David Wild as editor-in-chief. There's no announcement yet on the Chemistry Central website, and no mention of a timeframe, but I guess we'll hear more in the near future...

It's a canny move, I'd say. Cheminformaticians are among the most tech-savvy of chemists, are used to constant change in their toolset (e.g. new programming languages, new libraries, new analysis methods), and thus the most likely to adopt to new paradigms.

1 comment:

Egon Willighagen said...

It's an interesting move indeed... I guess authors would keep copyright on their papers, so that is a clear selling point.