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July 2, 2019 | by Sam Shafer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Poultry Science Association Announces a New Publishing Agreement
with Elsevier, Inc.
CHAMPAIGN, IL - July 2, 2019 - The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is pleased to announce it
has entered into a new publishing agreement with Elsevier, Inc. to publish its two scientific
journals, beginning January 1, 2020. Concurrently, Poultry Science© and The Journal of Applied
Poultry Research will both move to Gold Open Access (OA), with all future published articles and
all archived articles to be immediately shared worldwide.
PSA is a professional, international organization consisting of approximately 1,800 members
working in all aspects of the poultry sciences. Its members are committed to advancing the poultry
sciences and the poultry industry through research and education. PSA publishes two scientific
journals and is the premier publisher of basic and applied poultry research in the world.
The current publishing trend is moving strongly in the direction of Open Access as more and more
journals and their authors are seeing the need to remove the “pay for view” restrictions of the
subscription model. In addition, a growing number of research funding institutions and companies
are now requesting Open Access to increase the availability of the research they choose to support
In keeping with PSA’s vision to be the world’s most respected resource for poultry sciences, the
PSA Board of Directors has recently approved the innovative move from subscription-based
journals to an Open Access publishing model, making all of PSA’s scientific articles freely
available at no expense to the reader. Authors will realize the benefits of making their research
findings more readily available, more citable and more applicable throughout the poultry industry.
Elsevier is the largest global publisher of scientific journals and especially important to PSA is their
strong leadership position in the publishing of life science journals. Elsevier currently publishes
over 400 peer-reviewed Open Access journals and has transitioned many other scientific journals
from subscription models to Open Access. They will be working closely with the PSA editorial staff
and our current publisher (OUP), to facilitate a seamless transition of PSA’s journal collection and
any journal articles that are being processed during this transition period.
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