From January 2017, the IFoA will be leading the way in opening up future volumes of the British Actuarial Journal (BAJ) to view for free.
From January 2017, the IFoA will be leading the way in opening up future volumes of the British Actuarial Journal (BAJ) to view for free. This change means that readers who are not IFoA members can view new BAJ articles without paying a subscription.
Editor of the BAJ, Cathy Robertson, says: "This is an exciting development for the BAJ. It will make IFoA research more accessible to a wider audience - as a service to our global actuarial community."
Academic readers may also be interested to learn that Annals of Actuarial Science (AAS), while maintaining its current 'green' open access, will be adding a 'hybrid' open access model, where authors or their funders can pay for articles to be published, allowing free access for all. AAS editor Angus Macdonald says: "Where authors take up this option, we hope that this widens the readership of the many high quality articles published by AAS. Moving to electronic-only publication from 2016 also means that AAS will be able to publish more articles, more quickly."
In recent years, our publisher, Cambridge University Press, has taken significant steps to make the BAJ, AAS and their predecessor journals accessible online, and members are encouraged to utilise this rich resource. Members can find out more on the IFoA website (bit.ly/1PZ7u34).
You can also send articles to your e-reader, such as a Kindle, allowing you to store and read articles offline.
Are you interested in reading other journals? The IFoA's library service also subscribes to a number of other external journals, which are made freely available online to IFoA members. If you do not already have a login for this service, via the Athens portal, the library service can provide you with a username and password to access the thousands of journal articles (including the BAJ and AAS) and the increasing number of e-books now available via this route.
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