I wasn’t going to discuss this because I’m not officially affiliated with the journal anymore, but I see it has been posted on the E:EO blog. Some good news about access to the journal. Still not satisfactory in my opinion, and doesn’t address the principle of how this all went down (which was my main problem), but a good start. It’s a great journal and I still strongly support the editors and the mission, and I encourage you to keep reading it.
We’ve submitted EE&O to PubMed Central, the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journals. What this means is that EE&O will be free to all, on the PMC site, after a 12 month embargo period (a 12 month “moving wall“). There is quite a long ‘waiting list’ at PMC. While the paperwork has all been submitted, we are looking at around a 6 month wait until all backfiles are up and visible.
While we would love to open up the content on SpringerLink, PMC will not allow us to have EE&0 opened in full on more than one repository.
You can also get a personal print subscription for $40, which isn’t bad at all.