The OAPL Press Centre- Publishing Director

February 2013

Dear Authors, Reviewers or Editors

We were informed by our San Francisco partners that an illegal access was attempted upon our core site on the 3rd of February 2013 at 0200 GMT. The London team was immediately alerted and resolved the issue.

We were informed that another organisation attempted to jeopardise one of our websites for what is presumed to be commercial sabotage through an intermediary.

As a truly open access publisher we believe not only in the academic record but the democratic process of peer review. A criminal investigation has been initiated by the appropriate authorities. We look forward to publishing the results of the investigations as are made available.

Publishing Director

Open Access Publishing London