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== 2018 ==
  
* November 2018 (''ongoing, to be confirmed''): Wiley forces the journal ''Diversity & Distributions'' to switch to a 2200 $ APC and prevents the publication of a letter approved by Editor-in-chief, Janet Franklin. Franklin and academic editors resign ''en masse''. A version of a letter is published two months later: https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12888 . See [https://twitter.com/ecoinvasions/status/1034122930807033857 1] and [https://twitter.com/ZurellLab/status/1066979413928148993 2].
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* November 2018 (''ongoing, to be confirmed''): Wiley forces the journal ''Diversity and Distributions'' to switch to a 2200 $ APC and prevents the publication of a letter approved by Editor-in-chief, Janet Franklin. Franklin and academic editors resign ''en masse''.  
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** (old journal) [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14724642 Diversity and Distributions] (from Wiley)
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** (new journal) TBD
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** See the [https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12885 letter from the editors], January 9, 2019 ([https://perma.cc/QD7R-YKU2 perma.cc link]). More precisely, the letter is from "a large group of scientists [in the journal's field], including 40 of the [journal's] associate editors."
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** See the [https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12888 letter from Wiley], January 9, 2019 ([https://perma.cc/YZR5-JYT4 perma.cc link]).
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** See Twitter coverage, [https://twitter.com/ecoinvasions/status/1034122930807033857 here] and [https://twitter.com/ZurellLab/status/1066979413928148993 here].
  
 
== 2019 ==  
 
== 2019 ==  
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** (old journal) [https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-informetrics Journal of Informetrics] (from Elsevier)
 
** (old journal) [https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-informetrics Journal of Informetrics] (from Elsevier)
 
** (new journal) [https://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/qss Quantitative Science Studies] (from MIT Press; CC-BY, 6-800 $ APC)
 
** (new journal) [https://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/qss Quantitative Science Studies] (from MIT Press; CC-BY, 6-800 $ APC)
** See the [https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5683714-Letter-to-JOI-Board-09Oct18-NN.html letter from Elsevier] to the editors, attempting to answer their concerns (October 8, 2018). Also see [https://www.elsevier.com/connect/about-the-resignation-of-the-journal-of-informetrics-editorial-board Elsevier's public response] to the resignations (January 15, 2019).
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** See the [https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5683714-Letter-to-JOI-Board-09Oct18-NN.html letter from Elsevier] ([https://perma.cc/3E95-CSC4 perma.cc link]) to the editors, attempting to answer their concerns (October 8, 2018). Also see [https://www.elsevier.com/connect/about-the-resignation-of-the-journal-of-informetrics-editorial-board Elsevier's public response] ([https://perma.cc/Z5WX-3B2Q perma.cc link]) to the resignations (January 15, 2019).
** See the [http://issi-society.org/media/1380/resignation_final.pdf letter of resignation] from the editors (January 10, 2019).
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** See the [http://issi-society.org/media/1380/resignation_final.pdf letter of resignation] ([https://perma.cc/3AKF-SM3P perma.cc link]) from the editors (January 10, 2019).
** See the [http://issi-society.org/blog/posts/2019/january/the-international-society-for-scientometrics-and-informetrics-ends-support-for-journal-of-informetrics-launches-new-open-access-journal-quantitative-science-studies/ announcement] from the non-profit [http://issi-society.org/ International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics] (ISSI), which formerly supported the ''Journal of Informetrics'' and now launches (and owns) ''Quantitative Science Studies'' (January 14, 2019).
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** See the [http://issi-society.org/blog/posts/2019/january/the-international-society-for-scientometrics-and-informetrics-ends-support-for-journal-of-informetrics-launches-new-open-access-journal-quantitative-science-studies/ announcement] ([https://perma.cc/JD7A-NSEN perma.cc link]) from the non-profit [http://issi-society.org/ International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics] (ISSI), which formerly supported the ''Journal of Informetrics'' and now launches (and owns) ''Quantitative Science Studies'' (January 14, 2019).
** See the [https://mitpress.mit.edu/press-news/qss-launch announcement] from MIT Press (January 14, 2019), and the [http://news.mit.edu/2019/new-quantitative-science-studies-journal-mit-press-0118 announcement] from MIT itself (January 18, 2019).
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** See the [https://mitpress.mit.edu/press-news/qss-launch announcement] ([https://perma.cc/VWK4-2DED perma.cc link]) from MIT Press (January 14, 2019), and the [http://news.mit.edu/2019/new-quantitative-science-studies-journal-mit-press-0118 announcement] ([https://perma.cc/25NQ-CW9G perma.cc link]) from MIT itself (January 18, 2019).
* September 2019: Editors of ''Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte'' announce their resignation effective December 2019 and found a successor journal.
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** See Ludo Waltman et al., [https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/qss_e_00025 Opening science: The rebirth of a scholarly journal], ''Quantitative Science Studies'', February 20, 2020 ([https://perma.cc/TPH3-URQN perma.cc link]).
** (old journal) [https://www.deutscherkunstverlag.de/buch/zeitschriften/zeitschrift-fuer-kunstgeschichte.html Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte]
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* September 2019: Editors of ''Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte'' announce their mass resignation, to take effect at the end of the year, and intention to launch an open-access, successor journal.
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** (old journal) [https://www.deutscherkunstverlag.de/buch/zeitschriften/zeitschrift-fuer-kunstgeschichte.html Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte] (from [https://www.deutscherkunstverlag.de/aktuelles.html Deutscher Kunstverlag])
 
** (new journal) [https://21-inquiries.eu/ 21: Inquiries into Art, History, and the Visual]
 
** (new journal) [https://21-inquiries.eu/ 21: Inquiries into Art, History, and the Visual]
** See the [https://21-inquiries.eu/en/21-inquiries/ announcement in English] by Beate Fricke, Ursula Frohne, Johannes Grave and Michael F. Zimmermann as well as the cofounders of the new journal, Karen Lang and Avinoam Shalem
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** See the [https://21-inquiries.eu/en/21-inquiries/ announcement in English] ([https://perma.cc/SAP6-4ZV3 perma.cc link]) by Beate Fricke, Ursula Frohne, Johannes Grave and Michael F. Zimmermann, as well as the cofounders of the new journal, Karen Lang and Avinoam Shalem.
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** See the [https://www.horizons-mag.ch/2019/12/05/unbridgeable-differences-at-an-art-journal/ coverage by Michael Baumann] ([https://perma.cc/ATC3-RXUB perma.cc link]), December 5, 2019.
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== 2020 ==
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* January 31, 2020, the editorial board and advisory board of the ''European Law Journal'' resigned ''en masse'' to launch a new journal in the same niche under a different title.
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** (old journal) [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14680386 European Law Journal] (from Wiley)
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** (new journal) [watch this space]
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** See the [https://verfassungsblog.de/what-a-journal-makes-as-we-say-goodbye-to-the-european-law-journal/ announcement] by the editorial and advisory boards, January 31, 2020 ([https://perma.cc/6EXX-Q6VJ perma.cc link]). ([https://europeanlawblog.eu/2020/02/04/what-a-journal-makes-as-we-say-goodbye-to-the-european-law-journal/ Another copy].)
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* August 25, 2020, the editorial board of the ''Journal of Field Robotics'' resigned in order to preserve its academic independence and relaunch an equivalent journal without paywalls.
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** (old journal) [https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Journal+of+Field+Robotics-p-9780471541288 Journal of Field Robotics] (from Wiley) ([https://perma.cc/BS32-KZE5 perma.cc link])
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** (new journal) [watch this space]
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** See the [http://journalfieldrobotics.org/JFR/DearColleague_Letter.html open letter] from the resigning members of the editorial board ([https://perma.cc/QD73-T5ZS perma.cc link]). "In the near future we will announce a new forum for research in Field Robotics that will maintain the academic integrity of our editorial process while also ensuring open dissemination of your research."
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* [DATE?], the editorial board of ''Journal of Combinatorial Theory A'' resigned ''en masse'' to launch a new OA journal on the same topic.
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** (old journal) Journal of Combinatorial Theory A (from Elsevier)
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** (new journal) [http://math.sfsu.edu/beck/ct/index.php Combinatorial Theory] (temporary home page)
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** See [https://twitter.com/wtgowers/status/1305253478047068160 Tim Gowers' announcement on Twitter], September 13, 2020, and the comments it triggered.

Latest revision as of 10:32, 15 September 2020

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  • By a journal declaration of independence, we mean the resignation of editors from a journal in order to launch a comparable journal with a friendlier publisher or less-restrictive access policies. The kinds we are collecting for this list usually have two stages. First, an editor or group of editors resigns from a journal in order to protest its high subscription price or audience-limiting access rules. This is usually accompanied by a public statement explaining "the causes which impel them to the separation" (to quote Thomas Jefferson). Second, some of the resigning editors create a new free or affordable alternative journal to compete with the first and to embody their vision of wide access.
    • We include a few cases in which editors resigned en masse from a journal to protest restrictive access policies, but have not (or not yet) launched a new, less-restrictive journal.
  • We borrow the term "declaration of independence" for this phenomenon from SPARC's 2001 project to assist journals in Declaring Independence (revived in 2018). Of course, SPARC borrowed the term from the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
  • This list started as a non-wiki list maintained by Peter Suber, who moved it to OAD in April 2008.
  • For data how the new journals fare, after editors resign from an older journal in order to launch the new one, see Mark Wilson, What happens to journals that break away? October 8, 2016. (Preview: Most new journals do better than the old journals.)
  • Related lists in OAD: Journals that converted from TA to OA.
  • For real-time updates, some not yet reflected here, follow the oa.declarations_of_independence tag of the Open Access Tracking Project.
  • Wikidata identifier for this page: Q56229222.
  • Chronological order.

1989

  • In June 1989, Editor Eddy van der Maarel and most of his editorial board resigned from Vegetatio (W. Junk, then Nijhoff, then Kluwer) in order to launch the Journal of Vegetation Science (Opulus Press and the International Association for Vegetation Science).

1996

  • In December 1996, Shu-Kun Lin resigned as editor of Molecules, then published by Springer-Verlag, and relaunched the journal with Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI). Springer sued to prevent Shu-Kun Lin from using the same name for the MDPI journal but eventually dropped its suit.

1998

  • In November 1998, Michael Rosenzweig and the rest of his editorial board resigned from Evolutionary Ecology (Chapman & Hall, then International Thomson, now Kluwer), which Rosenzweig had launched in 1986, in order to create Evolutionary Ecology Research. Its birth and early survival were assisted by SPARC.

1999

2000

  • In January 2000 (to take effect in July 2000), Henry Hagedorn resigned as editor of the Archives of Insect Biochemistry & Physiology (Wiley-Liss) in order to form the Journal of Insect Science (originally, University of Arizona Library, now University of Wisconsin Library). JIS is a free online journal with no print edition. It is now supported entirely by the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library and charges no author-side fees. Its birth and early survival were assisted by SPARC.

2001

  • Over a nine month period in 2001, forty editors of Machine Learning (Kluwer) resigned from the editorial board and published their reasons in a public letter dated October 8, 2001. One of those resigning, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, created the Journal of Machine Learning Research as a free online alternative with a quarterly print edition published by MIT Press. About two-thirds of the Machine Learning editors joined her at the new journal.

2003

  • On September 22, 2003, Compositio Mathematica announced that it was leaving Kluwer to be published by the London Mathematical Society and distributed by Cambridge University Press (starting in January 2004). The journal's editor of 20+ years, Gerard van der Geer, explained in a public note that the move was triggered by a long series of unwanted Kluwer price increases. The LMS edition of the journal is not free, but priced one-third below the former price.
  • On December 31, 2003, the entire editorial board of the Journal of Algorithms resigned in order to protest the high price charged by the publisher (Elsevier). On January 21, 2004, the same board then launched a new journal, Transactions on Algorithms, published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

2004

  • On January 27, 2004, Editor in Chief Dominique Boullier and the entire editorial board of Les cahiers du numérique resigned from the journal and released an open letter explaining why. They point to CduN's high price and limited online access policy which "contradict our objectives as researchers".

2005

  • In 2005, Editors Charles and Marie-Louise Steele, George Herrmann, and "21 of the 23 members of the IJSS board of editors" resigned from the International Journal of Solids and Structures (IJSS) because "there was no indication that the commercial publishers were reversing the pressure for increased profits out of the limited institutional resources." Details on the "Background of JoMMS" may be found in a comment from Charles Steele to a June 2006 iMechanica article.

2006

  • On February 20, 2006, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) dismissed the journal's editor-in-chief John Hoey and editor Anne Marie Todkill. In response, there was "a mass exodus of journal staff, including most of the editorial board." See these details.

2007

  • In June 2007, the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), having been dissatisfied with "unsatisfactory relations" with Springer, launched a "successor" journal to the Journal of Philosophical Logic with Cambridge University Press. For details on the Review of Symbolic Logic, see the ASL president Penelope Maddy's letter to the association's members below.
  • In August 2007, the editorial board of K-Theory resigned, citing Springer's exorbitant pricing structures and slow production times as the reasons for doing so. Unlike other similar declarations by editorial boards, this split was particularly contentious. Anthony Bak, one of the editors who resigned, withheld articles for publication in K-Theory for over a year, which he then offered publication in the newly created Journal of K-Theory (see linked texts below for additional information).

2008

2012

2013

2014

  • On September 15, 2014, 16 of the 19 editors of the Journal of K-Theory went on strike, demanding that the owner and chief editor, Anthony Bak, keep his promise and hand over the profits of the journal, to be used to fund scientific activities such as conferences. He refused, and they resigned, effective at end of 2014. The resigning editors formed a new journal, Annals of K-Theory, and Cambridge University Press stopped publishing the Journal of K-Theory. Annals of K-Theory is owned by the K-Theory Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization, and is published by Mathematical Sciences Publishers, also a non-profit. Annals is not open access.
    • (old journal) Journal of K-Theory (Cambridge University Press)
    • (new journal) Annals of K-Theory (K-Theory Foundation and Mathematical Sciences Publishers)
    • Also see the resignation letter of the 16 editors, November 5, 2014.
    • See the entry for 2007 above. The Journal of K-Theory itself was established in the wake of a declaration of independence. This is the first time that a journal set up by a declaration of independence was taken down by a later declaration of independence.

2015

2016

2017

2018

  • November 2018 (ongoing, to be confirmed): Wiley forces the journal Diversity and Distributions to switch to a 2200 $ APC and prevents the publication of a letter approved by Editor-in-chief, Janet Franklin. Franklin and academic editors resign en masse.

2019

2020

  • January 31, 2020, the editorial board and advisory board of the European Law Journal resigned en masse to launch a new journal in the same niche under a different title.
  • August 25, 2020, the editorial board of the Journal of Field Robotics resigned in order to preserve its academic independence and relaunch an equivalent journal without paywalls.
    • (old journal) Journal of Field Robotics (from Wiley) (perma.cc link)
    • (new journal) [watch this space]
    • See the open letter from the resigning members of the editorial board (perma.cc link). "In the near future we will announce a new forum for research in Field Robotics that will maintain the academic integrity of our editorial process while also ensuring open dissemination of your research."
  • [DATE?], the editorial board of Journal of Combinatorial Theory A resigned en masse to launch a new OA journal on the same topic.