TAPPI Journal Now 100% Open Access

Beginning with its March issue, TAPPI Journal (TJ) is adopting a fully Open Access (OA) publishing model to more rapidly disseminate the latest and most relevant scientific and engineering knowledge to advance the forest products and related industries. TJ will maintain its stringent peer-review process and distinguished editorial board of academic and industry experts that set it apart as a reliable source for impactful basic and applied research and technical reviews.

The new TJ OA model gives everyone in the industry immediate, free access to the articles as soon as the issue is published. Articles that were previously embargoed are also available as free downloads. TJ’s previous publishing model provided members free access to the current year’s articles while nonmembers had to pay for downloads.

Many research studies have indicated OA articles receive a significant advantage in terms of the number of citations they receive. More citations serve to improve the visibility of the science, as well as the reputation of a journal. The OA format will also be able to better help researchers meet their funding and grant application requirements. As in the past, the copyright remains with the author, and unlike other technical journals, TJ does not require a publication fee.

Prospective authors from academic and research institutions, as well as speakers who present scientific papers at TAPPI conferences, are encouraged to submit their research for peer review and consideration for publication in TJ. As an added incentive, your paper could be awarded the $2,000 Honghi Tran TAPPI Journal Best Research Paper Prize presented at TAPPICon. Submit your abstract today at tappi.org/tjsubmit.