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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: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 20:19:19 EDT
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The cost of our operation was discussed in an editorial published 5 years ago by Ira Mellman, who was then the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Cell Biology: http://jcb.rupress.org/cgi/content/full/165/1/19 Mike Rossner Rockefeller University Press At 11:37 PM 7/3/2009, you wrote: >So your publication costs are almost 7k per published paper, >right? That seems unusually high > >Sally Morris >Email: firstname.lastname@example.org > >-----Original Message----- >From: email@example.com >[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Mike Rossner >Sent: 03 July 2009 04:17 >To: email@example.com >Subject: Re: "Overlay Journals" Over Again... > >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