Announcing Quantum – the open journal for quantum science

We propose the launch of an arXiv overlay journal for quant-ph. Quantum will be a free and open access publishing option, providing high visibility for quality research in quantum science.

Quantum is an effort by researchers and for researchers to make science more open and publishing more transparent and efficient. It addresses the growing dissatisfaction in the community with traditional, profit driven and impact factor focused models of scientific publishing, and their disproportionate effect on academics’ careers and the recent call for immediate open access publishing by the European Council.