The last week of October is International Open Access Week. As ECS did last year, we are celebrating by giving the world a preview of what complete open access will look like when we have completed our Free the Science campaign. From October 24th through October 30th we are taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library. Over 132,000 articles will be freely available to anyone who wants to read them.
We had great success with this last year. During Open Access Week the Journal of The Electrochemical Society saw a 51% increase in usage.
Please spread the word. From October 24th through the 30th anyone will be able to read any of the content in our digital library for free. We hope to make this the “norm” in the future through our Free the Science initiative.