Science Advances

Science Advances  
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Edited byHolden Thorp, Ali Shilatifard
Publication details
LicenseCC-BY or CC BY-NC
13.116 (2019)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Sci. Adv.
OCLC no.892343396

Science Advances is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open-access scientific journal established in early 2015 and published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[1] The journal's scope includes all areas of science, including life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, computer sciences, and environmental sciences.


The journal was announced in February 2014, and the first articles were published in early 2015.[2] In 2019, Science Advances surpassed 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 that is open-access.

Editorial structureEdit

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.[3] Unlike other members of the Science family of journals published by AAAS, editors at Science Advances are working scientists.

Open access policiesEdit

As of 2019, 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.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ Kastrenakes, Jacob (12 February 2014). "'Science' publisher is launching a free-to-read journal". The Verge. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ Van Noorden, Richard (12 February 2014). "AAAS announces open-access journal". Nature. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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  4. ^ Chawla, Dalmeet Singh (13 August 2014). "Opinion: OA Advocates Slam Science Advances". The Scientist. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  5. ^ Tennant, Jonathan P.; et al. (2014). "Open Letter to The American Association for the Advancement of Science". The Winnower. doi:10.15200/winn.140813.35294.
  6. ^ Tennant, Jonathan P.; et al. (15 August 2014). "Open letter to the AAAS". ScienceOpen Blog. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  7. ^ McKiernan, Erin; Tennant, Jonathan (2014). "AAAS misses opportunity to advance open access". The Winnower. doi:10.15200/winn.140984.44268.

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