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Equity for Open-Access Journal Publishing

  • Stuart M. Shieber mail

    Affiliation: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Stuart M. Shieber is the Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University.

  • Published: August 04, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000165

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What is needed is direct support to the journal operations

Posted by Yehouda on 27 Aug 2009 at 19:54 GMT

If authors pay then sooner or later the authors will determine what is published. The advantage of subscription-based is that ultimately the readers determine what is published. making the authors pay put the decision in the wrong place.

The only reasonable model is for granting bodies to pay for the journals operations directly.

No competing interests declared.