The founders of Science2, who are academic chemists, have created the first journal of the association that is called Chemistry Squared (Chemistry2; www.chem2.org). It is a chemistry journal based on high scientific standards. This is ensured by a rigorous peer reviewing process based exclusively on high scientific quality. This journal is “open access” and the “benefits” from the publication fees are solely dedicated to the training of young scientists and maintenance of the association.
The Science2 directorate honestly believes that this innovative “open access” model serves to make the best use of public money and eventually reinvests it into the future of Science.
The second open-access journal of the association, called Physics Squared (Physics2; www.phys2.org), is currently being created. Physics2 will be a physics journal meeting high standards.
Why publish with Science2?
Submitted manuscripts will undergo initial assessment to ensure that they meet the publication high standards of the journal. A manuscript will be returned to the author(s) without being forwarded to reviewers if one or more of the following specifications apply:
The first journal of the association is of chemistry, but the other areas of science (physics, biology, computational science and so on) will progressively be represented through the creation of the respective journals. Actually, Science2 is currently working on the creation of the physics journal of the association, namely Physics2 (www.phys2.org). This journal will be launched in the coming months.
The funds raised by Science2 will be used for the creation of international Masters, PhD and Post-doc fellowships addressed only to excellent candidates. The latter will be carefully selected by the administration authorities of the concerned countries.