[Slackbuilds-users] OT: open access publication (WAS: Re: Slackware and SlackBuilds.org cited in a scientific publication)

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 18:52:48 UTC 2019

On 3/16/19 7:29 AM, Alexander Verbovetsky wrote:
>> This is true for those journals that charged for subscriptions to
>> their dead tree versions. Others are strictly on-line and have no
>> author charges.
> The journal "Scientific Reports" we are discussing is pure online. "Open
> access" means: "no payment, no publication".
> Best regards,
> Alexander

"Scientific Reports" (i.e. Nature) publication fee is on par with most
other journals that then often then place the paper behind a paywall. At
least anyone can read/access an open access paper.  Those journal
publishers who charge authors a small or no fee, will charge sometimes
large fees to libraries and individual article downloads. In the pre-web
era, we added publication fees to the grant application.  We would get
10-20 reprints, if we wanted more we had to buy them. Even when
publishers waived submissions fees, there were color charges, page
charges, charges for supplemental materials, etc. The open access trend
is far superior to the old model.

Also, had you bothered to look more closely at "Scientific Reports" you
would have seen the publication fee waiver program as well as a large
list of granting agencies that will help pay to have research published
as open access.

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