Springer acquires three pioneering open access journals from the Max Planck Society

«  Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity (impact factor 19.25), Living Reviews in Solar Physics (impact factor 17.64) and the recently launched journal Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society (…)

With the first Living Reviews in 1998, the Max Planck Society launched an innovative model for scientific publications. The development of the Living Reviews journal is based on a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Heinz Nixdorf Center for Information Management, the precursor organization of the Max Planck Digital Library. The unique concept at the heart of the Living Reviews is that authors can update the content as needed. The texts remain ‘living’ and, unlike conventional survey articles, won’t inevitably become outdated. The Living Reviews will complement Springer’s open access journal portfolio and other ‘living’ publications like the Live References (…) »