オープンアクセスジャーナル出版の実践と考察 理工系分野における学術誌 Practice and consideration for publication of open-access journals : Academic journals in science and technology

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材料科学分野における英文学術論文誌Science and Technology of Advanced Materials(STAM)は今年第10巻を迎えた。材料研究先進国として,国際的知名度を持ちうる専門誌を日本に持とうという学者間の機運をきっかけに,材料系学協会の有志により2000年に創刊された。物質・材料研究機構(NIMS)は日本で唯一の材料科学専門の研究所として,研究のみならず研究成果の発信と普及にも力を入れており,中でも学術出版は中核的基盤整備の一つとして位置づけている。材料科学分野における顕著な研究成果や,研究の進展全体を俯瞰するレビュー論文を編集し,世界の材料研究コミュニティーで共有することが出版の目的である。そのためには研究所といえども質のよい編集,安定した出版体制を持つことが重要であり,段階的な出版体制作り,編集改革,出版工程の見直しを経て,投稿・閲覧を無料化するという新しい戦略のもと,購読型から機関負担型オープンアクセスジャーナルへ転換した。出版量よりも材料研究者必読論文を収録するという質重視への転換でもある。オープンアクセスジャーナルとして成功例の一つとされる物理分野の学術誌New Journal of Physics(英国物理学会出版局発行)を参考例として,STAM誌の創成期から成熟期へ向けた展望を俯瞰する。

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM), which is an international academic journal in materials science, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2009. The journal was founded in 1999 by the members of materials science related academic societies, in response to the momentum toward the creation of an international, high-profile, professional journal in Japan, a country leading the research in materials science. Most Japanese academic journals are published by academic societies as part of their activities; members support the review and editing of the papers as their community activities, and these academic societies gain profit or improve their social profile through the journal publication. STAM stands in a unique position in that the entire process of publication and management is carried out, in practice, by the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), although STAM is a product of the cooperation between NIMS and several academic societies. NIMS not only carries out research studies but also foster information dissemination research their achievements as the only institute specializing in materials science in Japan. The publication of an academic journal is thus considered as a core infrastructure development of NIMS. The goals of STAM are to publish review papers on marked achievements and progress in research and to share them in a community of materials scientists using the NIMS network and collaborative institutions at home and abroad, under the enthusiastic leadership of the NIMS President. To this end, NIMS, despite its institutional nature, must maintain the editorial operation and stable publication of STAM. Through a stepwise improvement of its operation and editorial system, STAM evolved from a subscription-based journal to an institute-supported open-access journal in January 2008. This indicates a change in emphasis from quantity, i.e., the number of papers, to quality, as the journal aims to include only papers essential to materials researchers. STAM adopts the model of a journal led by a community of researchers, in which scientists can freely report and review their achievements (free to submit), read papers (free to read), and obtain the copyright themselves (author-friendly copyright). The perspective from the time of creation to the maturation of STAM is overviewed by comparing STAM with New Journal of Physics (published by Institute of Physics Publishing), the academic journal launched in England before STAM with the same principle and one of the successful open-access journal models.

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    情報管理 52(6), 323-333, 2009

    国立研究開発法人 科学技術振興機構

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