Springer announced its 50th SpringerOpen journal, the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science (IJDRS. The journal focuses on issues in disaster science and risk management and is being fully sponsored by the Beijing Normal University. The open access initiative SpringerOpen was launched one year ago with the goal of expanding open access to more disciplines within the science, technology, and medicine fields. Most of the newly launched SpringerOpen journals derive from the fields of engineering, medicine and mathematics.
All SpringerOpen journal content is fully and immediately open access, and is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Content includes research articles, reviews, and editorials. SpringerOpen journals are e-only journals and are published under the the Creative Commons Attribution license, which allows for the open distribution of copyrighted work.