Program Overview

Science Partner Journals

The Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program was launched in late 2017 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals.

The program features high-quality, online-only, Open Access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders, and societies. Through these collaborations, AAAS furthers its mission to communicate science broadly and for the benefit of all people by providing top-tier international research organizations with the technology, visibility, and publishing expertise that AAAS is uniquely positioned to offer as the world's largest general science membership society.

Organizations participating in the SPJ program are editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. To oversee the publication process, each organization provides professional editors committed to best practices in peer review and author service. It is the responsibility of the staff of each SPJ title to establish and execute all aspects of the peer review process, including oversight of editorial policy, selection of papers, and editing of content, following best practices advised by AAAS.

New titles participating in the program will launch on a regular basis, and participation in the program is kept to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines.