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Hindawi appoints editors to support open science

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Sarah Greaves

Open access publisher Hindawi has updated its journals’ editorial models – by introducing more editors in order to fully serve their communities and the researchers that publish within them.  

The open access publisher will be appointing chief editors on some titles to champion both their journal and open science practices, such as data sharing, within the wider academic community. 

The chief editors will be directly involved in leading the transition of all journals to follow open science practices, says the company. 

Sarah Greaves, chief publishing officer at Hindawi, said: ‘After consultation with our editors and authors, and the broader publishing community, we believe our updates will support both the journals and the researchers who publish in them. Serving the academic community is at the heart of Hindawi’s mission and we hope these changes allow our titles to fully support researchers, readers and authors in the era of open access, open data and open science’. 

Hiroki Sayama, new chief editor for the Complexity journal, said: ‘I am honoured, humbled and excited to have this opportunity to serve the complex systems community as the chief editor of Complexity, the signature journal of this research field with nearly 25 years of history of publishing high-impact articles.’

He adds: ‘There are already many OA journals out there, but it is sometimes questionable whether the original vision and mission of the OA movement are still kept. Hindawi is fully committed to the core open access philosophy and values, and is open to implement changes and explore best practices with us. We can all work together to seek better OA publication models that are accessible to both authors and readers while financially sustainable for the publisher.’

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