The IET launches new open access program, IET Open

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) today announced the launch of a new open access program, IET Open. The creation of the program underpins the IET’s commitment to supporting open science across engineering disciplines to progress research across all areas. IET Open launches with two new journals: IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory and Applications and Engineering Biology. The IET’s other open access journals – High Voltage, published in partnership with CEPRI, The Journal of Engineering and Healthcare Technology Letters, will also publish under the program.

Vincent Cassidy, IET Head of Academic Markets, said, “The IET has closely monitored the growth of open access within engineering science. Like other publishers, we responded to this growth by offering gold open access options in our subscription journals and launched a gold open access interdisciplinary journal, The Journal of Engineering. Our own knowledge of emerging areas in engineering science combined with market evidence meant that this was the perfect time to launch a dedicated open access program that will showcase the best in exciting and innovative research.”

The first journals to publish under IET Open are IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory and Applications, which focusses on topics such as control, real-time computing and system validation and emerging issues including security, privacy issues and data analytics techniques, and Engineering Biology, which focusses on the application of engineering science and practice to the design of biological devices and systems.

Cassidy continued, “The IET’s corporate vision is to inspire, influence and inform and open access is a perfect opportunity to help us engage the next generation of engineering scholars. IET Open will include a suite of new journals that align with the latest research trends, coupled with a variety of business models to help our authors and library customers meet institutional and funding body requirements.”

IET Open journals will publish under a Creative Commons license to facilitate the widest possible access to, and re-use of, essential research. The journals join The IET’s widening portfolio of research and letters journals which include renowned titles Electronics Letters and IET Power Electronics.