Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Science Partner Journal program and its journals.
What is the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program?
The SPJ program is run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals. The SPJ program features high-quality, online-only, Open Access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders, and societies. More information is available here.
What is the relationship between the Science Partner Journals and Science?
While the Science Partner Journals and the Science family of journals share the same publisher and best practices, they operate on separate submission and publication platforms. All Science Partner Journals are editorially independent, run by the journal partner organization.
When are journals in the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program launched?
The first journal in the SPJ program, Research, launched in March 2018 and began publishing its first content in August 2018. Subsequent titles launch on a regular basis. Please visit the SPJ home page for the list of current titles.
Who has access to content published in the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program?
Journals in the SPJ program are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). This means that as soon as an article publishes, it can be read by anyone, anywhere, at any time. There are no subscription fees.
I am affiliated with an organization that might be a good fit for the Science Partner Journal program. How does my organization apply?
Details on how to become a partner organization can be found on the Become a Partner page.
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