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RE: Looking an open access gift horse in the mouth

Jan:  Let me be a little clearer:  can you tella t this time whether the
higher costs of publishing such in BMC'smost selective journals -- for
example the Journal of Biology whose per-accepted article fees will rise
to $1500 per article -- will have the effect of raising the institutional
membership fees?

Thank you, Ann Okerson

On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Jan Velterop wrote:

> Three titles out of the 107 are charging $1000 per accepted article now.
> They are BMC Medicine; BMC Biology; and GenomeBiology. The reason is that
> they are more selective and thus more costly on a per-accepted-paper
> basis. Apart from solid and credible science, the peer-reviewers must come
> to the conclusion that articles for these journals are also significant
> and of interest to a wider audience beyond that of a single subdiscipline
> or specialism to be acceptable. In July we will start charging $1500 per
> accepted article for Journal of Biology, our flagship journal, which is
> selective to the degree that journals like Nature and Science are.
> None of the research articles submitted to these, or any other, titles are
> exempt from the memberships.
> Best,
> Jan
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ann Okerson [mailto:aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu]
> > Sent: 01 February 2004 15:55
> > To: 'liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu'
> > Subject: RE: Looking an open access gift horse in the mouth
> > 
> > Jan:  excerpted below is an older message of yours from 1/19. It 
> > suggests that among the 100 or so BMC open access titles there will soon 
> > be at least some variation in submission fees from authors.  Do you 
> > know enough yet to comment on how much variation there might be and 
> > whether the higher-cost titles, which require more selection, will then 
> > be exempt from the institutional membership or will there be additional 
> > tiered institutional membership based on which journals (as well as 
> > institutional characteristics) are involved or how might this work?  
> > Thank you, Ann Okerson