Open Journal of Astrophysics

An astrophysicist has launched a low-cost community peer-review platform that circumvents traditional scientific publishing.  The Open Journal of Astrophysics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for research in astrophysics and cosmology which works in tandem with manuscripts posted on arXiv. Researchers submit their papers from arXiv directly to the journal, which evaluates them by conventional peer review. Accepted versions of the papers are then re-posted to arXiv and assigned a DOI, and the journal publishes links to them.

About the author

Alison Verbeck is the Physics Librarian at Washington University. For more information, contact Alison: