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BioGeosciences

:: The European Geosciences Union publishes Biogeosciences (BG), and the related discussion forum, Biogeosciences Discussions (BGD), on a non-profit basis. Internet access is free to the general public:

Biogeosciences (BG) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications and review papers on all aspects of the interactions between the biological, chemical and physical processes in terrestrial or extraterrestrial life with the geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. The objective of the journal is to cut across the boundaries of established sciences and achieve an interdisciplinary view of these interactions. Experimental, conceptual and modelling approaches are welcome.
What's interesting is the wide-open, open access approach, so to speak:
In the first stage, papers that pass a rapid access-review by one of the editors are immediately published on the Biogeosciences Discussions (BGD) website. They are then subject to interactive public discussion, during which the refereesí comments (anonymous or attributed), additional short comments by other members of the scientific community (attributed) and the authorsí replies are also published in BGD. In the second stage, the peer-review process is completed and, if accepted, the final revised papers are published in BG. To ensure publication precedence for authors, and to provide a lasting record of scientific discussion, BGD and BG are both ISSN-registered, permanently archived and fully citable.
George Porter notes that the first paper submitted to BSD is now online and available for viewing and comment.

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