|GSE moves to Open Access (OA) publishing|
From January 2009, GSE becomes an “Open Access” (OA) journal. It will be the first OA journal dedicated to original research on genetics and selection in farm and experimental animals.
The cost of OA publication is a much-discussed question. The economic basis of OA is that authors are charged a fee to have their work published instead of the readers to access articles.
To facilitate the transition to OA and to reduce author fees, during 2009 GSE will act as a sponsor and charge authors only 750 euros for each accepted article. This fee is significantly less than the cost price of OA publication and is thus advantageous compared to that of other OA journals.
All manuscripts submitted after April 1st, 2008 will be processed as OA papers.