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Re: "Overlay Journals" Over Again...
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- Subject: Re: "Overlay Journals" Over Again...
- From: Mike Rossner <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 23:17:03 EDT
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Submission fees are not practical as the sole source of revenue for selective journals. Based on our submission numbers for calendar year 2008, we would need to charge nearly $2,000 per submission to make up our revenue. Two of our journals reject 70% of submissions on the basis of review by the academic editors (i.e., they are not sent for external review), and the authors of those papers receive their rejection letters within a few of days of submission. I do not think those authors would be pleased to pay $2,000 for such a result. Most journal publishers are in the business of trying to attract the highest quality submissions. We are loath to levy any upfront fees that would discourage an author from submitting a manuscript. Mike Rossner Rockefeller University Press