My new open access online journal and its start-up problems :)

Johannes Gruenwald
11/07/18 07:11:16PM
@johannes-gruenwald

Dear friends and colleagues,
 
this month I started my own peer-reviewed online open access journal, the Journal of Technological and Space Plasmas (JTSP), which will appear from now on monthly. I did this because I have the firm believe that science should be shared on an open access basis to all the public and it should be accessable for everyone over the internet.
 
So far, so good - unfortunately, it is very hard for a new journal to get a good start with good quality submissions due to an initial lack of impact factor. Hence I would like to invite colleagues from the field of plasma science and technology to make submissions to my new journal. As earning money is for me not the primarily goal, which I believe distinguishes me from most other journals, the open access fees for JTSP are quite modest and we have also rewards for dedicated referees (they will get 50 % off the publication fees if they do at least three reviews per year). Furthermore, there is no an additional 50 % off for first time authors in JTSP. The fees will cover everything concerning the publication and production of the papers. So, if you would like to support my science communication project, check out our website and online submission system under www.jtsp.eu
 
And, of course, tell your colleagues about it.
 
Thanks for your support
 
Johannes Gruenwald
editor-in-chief