Journal payments

Nov 27 at 10:00 AM CEST

Our survey results show that different conditions for participation in Quartz OA community should be expected from independent scholar-led journals and those published by commercial publishers. So, should journals be treated differently depending on whether or not they charge APCs? What would be fair conditions for participation and pricing models? Should microdonations be made to OA journals by the scholarly community? How can “predatory” publishers and journals be identified and what “safeguards” should the system have to avoid misuse? Furthermore, pushing the journals to provide economic rewards to reviewers may result in the increase in publication costs for authors or subscription costs for libraries… So, how can the system be designed to avoid this?