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Re: "Overlay Journals" Over Again...
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- Subject: Re: "Overlay Journals" Over Again...
- From: Peter Suber <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 20:20:39 EDT
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The Open Access Directory (OAD) page on "OA journal business models" has a couple of examples of OA journals charging submission fees, <http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/OA_journal_business_models> It welcomes other examples. OAD is a wiki; editing requires registration, but registration is free and easy. Peter Suber ---------- At 11:15 PM 7/2/2009, Carol Hutchins wrote: > 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