Re: New channel of support for open-access publishing

From: David Goodman <David.Goodman_at_LIU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 13:24:28 -0500

The charge can be broken down into a
submission fee (for all articles) and a publication fee (for those
articles published.) The submission fee covers the cost of peer review;
the publication fee covers the cost of copy-editing and distribution.

Dr. David Goodman
Associate Professor,
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University, Brookville, NY

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Grimwade [mailto:AGRIMWADE_at_The-Scientist.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: New channel of support for open-access publishing

Journals with 90% rejection rates, like Nature, Science and Cell have
considerably higher editorial costs (per published paper) than those
rejection rates of 40%-60%, which is an average value for
biomedical journals. Nearly the same effort goes into peer reviewing a
rejected paper as an accepted paper.

As PLoS charges only those authors whose papers are published, and as
aspire to Nature-like selectivity, their editorial costs will be higher
"average" open-access journals. You might even call their $1,500 a

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