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Re: "Overlay Journals" Over Again...
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- From: Carol Hutchins <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 23:15:36 EDT
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Society for Neuroscience has this: "The Journal of Neuroscience Submission Fee & Payment Policy A submission fee of $100 must be paid for all new or resubmitted Regular Manuscripts and Brief Communications. No submission fee is required for features (Journal Clubs, Commentaries, etc.). The submission fee covers a portion of the costs associated with peer review." ... am not aware of any others. Carol Hutchins Jan Velterop wrote: > The situation is this: > > 1) researchers HAVE to publish and HAVE to have their > publications peer-reviewed; > 2) existing systems (OA-author-paid as well subscriptions) ONLY > pay for PUBLISHED articles. > > So the real problem is this: in neither case is the organization > of peer review per se paid for. Those who argue that it is, > place the entire burden of cost exclusively on the PUBLISHED > papers. > > What is needed is a system such as, say, your diving test. You > pay for the test, whether you pass or not. Translated to > publications, a fee at submission is what we need, for which > peer-review is organized. And this fee should be non-refundable, > whether the article is accepted for publication or not. > > Where is the courageous and/or visionary 'publisher' (just using > a familiar term that should probably be changed into 'assessment > organization' or pithier equivalent) who starts a system like > that? > > Jan Velterop
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