LAWRENCE, Kan.—Tire Science and Technology, a scientific journal from the Tire Society, will now be available through a hybrid open access/subscription model. The move, according to the organization, gives the authors more control over how their published works are distributed.
Open access makes articles available to readers at no cost, while subscription access requires readers to pay for access to certain articles. Authors will have the option of choosing whether their published article will be available through open access or by subscription.
For open access articles, authors cover the cost of publishing, rather than readers paying a fee for access. Under the subscription terms, there is no cost to the authors for article publication, but readers will be required to pay a fee to access them.
Tire Society said there are no changes to the subscription terms as a result of the open access offerings.
Additionally, Tire Society is offering a new Technical Note short publication format alongside the full-length technical write-ups.
"The content of the Technical Note is more focused scientific or technical contribution," Tire Society said in a statement. "The shorter format is expected to enable shorter review period and quicker publication."
Articles submitted for Technical Note should be about 12,000 characters (including spaces) and up to four figures. They should not exceed five pages.
Technical Note submissions should primarily have scientific objectives. Those submissions with commercial objectives will not be accepted.
To learn more about Tire Society and Tire Science and Technology, visit tiresociety.org.