''Science Advances'' is a
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established in early 2015 and published by the
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. The journal's scope includes all areas of science, including
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, , computer sciences, and environmental sciences.


The journal was announced in February 2014, and the first articles were published in early 2015. In 2019, Science Advances surpassed Science (journal), Science magazine in the number of monthly submissions, becoming the largest member in the Science family of journals. It is the only member of that family where all papers are gold open access.

Editorial structure

Editorial decisions are made by the editorial board. The board is divided into editorial groups, each of which is led by a deputy editor and composed of a group of associate editors.https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/editorial-board Unlike other members of the Science family of journals published by American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AAAS, editors at Science Advances are working scientists.

Open access policies

, the article processing charge for articles published under a CC BY-NC or CC BY license is $4,500. When the journal was launched, this policy was initially criticized by open access advocates, who preferred the less restrictive CC BY license.

See also

*''Nature Communications''


External links

*{{Official website, http://advances.sciencemag.org/ American Association for the Advancement of Science academic journals Multidisciplinary scientific journals Publications established in 2015 Creative Commons Attribution-licensed journals 2015 establishments in Washington, D.C.