The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has announced the transition of SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology to a Gold Open Access publishing model as of January 1, 2022. SLAS will partner with Elsevier, which will make both journals available through its online platform, ScienceDirect, in turn, making articles instantly and easily accessible to scientific audiences worldwide.
The transition to an open access model of SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology will provide greater public access to the innovative research SLAS authors produce and should result in an increase in citations for both journals.
SLAS CEO Vicki Loise sees this partnership as a positive step forward for the Society and its publications.
SLAS will continue to honor its mission of leading the pursuit of research excellence and is dedicated to the sharing of knowledge across scientific communities and academic disciplines. Elsevier has a long track record of meeting authors’ needs and has a wealth of experience in launching and flipping journals to open access, developing journal portfolios for success, and in helping societies respond to initiatives such as Plan S and grow through Transformative Agreements.Click here to read the original press release.