More than 1,000 journals accepted the challenge and the majority of them chose to publish, although the Nature Publishing Group said that more than 500 papers had already been accepted.
The New England Journal of Medicine, Science and Engineering, the New York Times and Science and Society had all accepted, and more than 250 more papers had been published, the Journal of Science Education said in a statement.
The challenge has been running for nearly a year, but has been largely ignored by the press, according to a review by the journal’s publisher.
In an editorial on the journal website, the editorial board said it was pleased with the outpouring of papers, and praised the journal for being the first to make a commitment to open-access publishing.
But the review acknowledged that it was premature to declare the open-source model a success.
“While the success of the open source model is encouraging, the need to ensure that journals are not left with no choice but to accept submissions from publishers who do not publish in their journals is a difficult one,” the editorial said.
It would have been difficult to get a single open-to-access journal to accept all of the papers that we have identified.” “
In this regard, we are pleased to see that most of the accepted papers have already been published in more than a dozen major journals.
It would have been difficult to get a single open-to-access journal to accept all of the papers that we have identified.”
The open-sourcing model has been used to open up more than 3,000 journal articles, the review said.
In addition to the Nature and Science journals, other open-data repositories include the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the University of Chicago and the California Institute of Technology.
In November, NIH announced a $100 million grant to develop a platform that would enable the creation of a “platform for open access” at NIH, the same day that Open Access, a nonprofit group, released a report on open access in health care.
In September, the NIH said it would launch an open-science platform, the Open Access Science Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University.