[Beowulf] [External] Re: First cluster in 20 years - questions about today

Jörg Saßmannshausen sassy-work at sassy.formativ.net
Fri Feb 7 08:54:54 PST 2020

Dear Prentice

yes and no. The issue here is open access, here reputable journals are 
charging as well. 
However, in general you are right, most journals, apart from open access, do 
not charge you. They charge the libraries which are stocking their issues.

Predatory publishers is a big problem though. They are masking themselves with 
name similar to reputable journals but ask you to pay for their open access. 
Their impact factor is very low as well. 

My rule is to stick to journals which are published by the learned societies. 

All the best


Am Freitag, 7. Februar 2020, 11:40:41 GMT schrieb Prentice Bisbal via Beowulf:
> On 2/6/20 8:36 PM, Gerald Henriksen wrote:
> > On Tue, 4 Feb 2020 21:27:51 -0500, you wrote:
> >> Assuming my work and writing is acceptable quality, how likely will I be
> >> to
> >> get published with just a master degree?
> > 
> > Can't answer that, but my understanding is that publishing in academic
> > style journals costs money so that may also be a consideration for you
> > even if you create something of interest and can work past the
> > education/lack of institution.
> A legitimate journal does not charge you to have your article published.
> Journals that do are known as "predatory publishers" and usually are of
> low-reputation. We recently had a seminar here at work on predatory
> publishing and how to avoid it, which is how I know this.
> Prentice
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