ECS is set to participate in its fifth International Open Access Week, an annual event organized by SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. From October 21-27, ECS will take down the paywall to the entire ECS Digital Library, making over 151,000 scientific articles and abstracts free and accessible to everyone.
This year’s theme, “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” supports ECS’s long-term vision of Free the Science by providing access to all in order to further advance the research. The research published in ECS’s publications directly addresses the sustainability of the planet. Electrochemistry and solid state science continue to hold the keys to innovation in renewable energy, biomedical applications, water and sanitation, communications, transportation, technology, infrastructure, and beyond.
The ECS Digital Library is home to the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, the flagship journal of ECS, published continuously since 1902, and to the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, ECS Electrochemistry Letters, ECS Solid State Letters, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, ECS Transactions, ECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface.
Starting in 2020, ECS will move the ECS Digital Library over to IOP Publishing’s platform, IOPscience, to enhance readers’ experiences when accessing ECS content. IOP Publishing is known for its ability to meet the particular needs of each of its individual partners, which ECS feels is an important step in the organization’s journey towards fulfilling the aim of Free the Science.
Visit the ECS Digital Library October 21-27 for unrestricted access to over 151,000 scientific articles and abstracts.