New open-access journal plans to pay peer reviewers | Science | AAAS

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-05-21

Summary:

"A new open-access scientific journal hopes that paying peer reviewers a little hard cash will help strengthen efforts to make research results freely available to the public.

Collabra, an online journal to be formally introduced tomorrow at a conference in the United Kingdom, plans to break with the research community’s long-standing tradition of reviewing journal submissions for free by paying small sums to the reviewers and editors who decide what gets published. In a further twist, the journal will give the payees a choice of what to do with their money. They can keep the cash, donate it to a fund that helps cash-strapped scientists pay the journal’s $875 publication fee, or contribute it to their own institution’s open-access activities."

Link:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/01/new-open-access-journal-plans-pay-peer-reviewers

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Tags:

oa.new oa.gold oa.peer_review oa.business_models oa.authors oa.open_science oa.fees oa.stem oa.journals

Date tagged:

05/21/2017, 23:10

Date published:

05/21/2017, 19:10