IEEE Launches Open-Access ‘Mega-Journal’

Katie Bascuas | Now Associations | May 17, 2013

IEEE, a major technology association, has announced the launch of its first online open-access “mega journal.”

IEEE Access will provide free online access to research articles covering a range of subject areas that are harder to fit into single-topic journals because they either cross disciplines or are at the boundaries of traditional fields, the association said in a statement. Articles will be applications-based, illustrating how scientific research can be practically applied to the technology industry.

“For engineers and technical professionals, we expect IEEE Access to develop into a tremendous resource for influential and practical ideas that can help bring new innovations to market faster, improve manufacturing, and help advance what are often complex, multidisciplinary engineering challenges,” said the journal’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Michael Pecht, in announcing the launch this week.