A new journal has just opened its doors for business, and it’s making quite a splash. The reason is its proposed new publishing model.
Authors will pay a one-time fee ($259) for lifetime privileges to submit to the journal, have their paper reviewed, and, if accepted, published Open Access.
That’s significantly cheaper than the going rate of most publishers, who tend to charge much more than that for providing so-called ‘Gold’ Open Access. (Those seeking to learn the language of Open Access — for instance, what ‘Gold’ is and how it compares to ‘Green’ OA — should go here.)
Here’s the main site for the journal (or at least its blog):
Here’s some evidence of the splash it’s making: