Starting in 2015, No Page Charges for ESA Members

Annapolis, MD; October 2, 2014 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has announced that Society members will no longer have to pay page charges in its journals starting with issues published in January 2015, fulfilling a long-term goal of the ESA Governing Board. The Society’s new publishing partnership with Oxford University Press made it possible to dramatically enhance the value of Society membership with this policy change.

"We're proud to announce this new publications policy," said Dr. Frank Zalom, 2014 ESA President. "ESA’s authors will have greater visibility and opportunity, while ESA members will have the significant benefit of publishing without page charges in our subscription journals."

The no-page-charges policy will apply to Annals of the Entomological Society of America, American Entomologist, Environmental Entomology, Journal of Economic Entomology, and Journal of Medical Entomology.

In addition, starting in January 2015, ESA’s journal Arthropod Management Tests will become fully open-access, joining ESA’s existing open-access journals Journal of Insect Science and Journal of Integrated Pest Management. ESA members will receive significant discounts on open-access publishing fees in these three journals.

Oxford’s global infrastructure and dedicated marketing team should triple the reach of ESA journal content. Besides publishing new journal issues, OUP will also host the full archive of ESA journal articles going back to 1908. In addition, all authors who publish with ESA will receive free PDFs of their final published articles, which they can deposit in their institutional and/or centrally-organized repositories immediately upon publication. NIH, HHMI, UK MRC, and Wellcome Trust grantees should note that all open-access articles will be automatically deposited on their behalf in PMC and UKPMC, where they will be available for free immediately upon publication.

"We look forward to 2015," said Dr. Zalom. "Oxford’s mission to support excellence in research, scholarship, and education dovetails perfectly with ESA’s mission to promote opportunities for entomologists and enable them to share their science globally.”

The Entomological Society of America is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has nearly 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists. For more information, visit http://www.entsoc.org.