PeerJ, a new multidisciplinary Open Access journal focused on the Biological and Medical Sciences, today announced its first formal Call for Papers. Submissions will be accepted beginning December 3, 2012. When the Journal’s launch was announced in June, company co-founders Jason Hoyt, formerly the chief scientist and vice president for research and development at research software provider Mendeley, and Peter Binfield, formerly the publisher of the Public Library of Science (PLoS), told LJ that they were anticipating a “wholesale move” to open access in academic publishing,
More than 2000 academics who have decided they “won’t publish, referee, or do editorial work for any Elsevier journals” have signed an online petition targeting the publishing giant. Coincidentally, Elsevier and OCLC today announced a new agreement.