The benefits of publishing in society‐owned scientific journals

peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-01-21


Editorial on the need to publish in society-owned scientific journals that share interests with the scientific community, instead journals managed by private companies.

"Scientific societies publish journals to facilitate communication among scientists (using peer-based quality reviews) and to advance their respective fields. Some universities, museums, research institutes and non-profit academic publishers also publish scientific literature with the same motivation. It is in their interest to keep costs as low as possible, both for authors in the case of open-access publishing and for readers in the case of subscription-based funding. In contrast, private companies publish journals for profit, and it is in their interest to keep article-processing charges (APCs) or subscription fees as high as possible."



01/21/2023, 04:49

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Tags: oa.business_models oa.sustainability oa.societies oa.benefits oa.journals

Date tagged:

01/21/2023, 10:23

Date published:

01/18/2023, 04:49