Editors of the Journal of Informetrics leave Elsevier and found a new open access journal

The members of the editorial board of the renowned Elsevier-owned Journal of Informetrics have collectively resigned and have launched an open access journal of scientometrics, Quantitative Science Studies (QSS).

QSS is owned by the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) and will be published by MIT Press. The switch was enabled by consortial funding by the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hanover with the support of the Communication, Information, Media Centre (KIM) of the University of Konstanz.

More background information in the TIB blog (in German)

ISSI press release