Elementa is a new open access journal that published its first issue last week. You can go ahead and read all the articles, because they are open access. Pretty sweet. Additionally sweet is the fact that two of the editors-in-chief are U of M professors. Joel Blum is the Earth and Environmental Science editor and SNRE's very own Don Zak is the ecology editor. I'm pretty excited about this because 1) it strikes a blow against the horrible for-profit academic publishing industry and 2) Don Zak is a great scientist so I'm sure Elementa will grow into something great.