Ideas tagged with scientific journals

2 solutions to escalating prices of scientific journals

A major financial problem for research libraries is the escalated subscription prices of scientific journals. A year's subscription for a journal of neurology might be 20 000 dollars and the average price for a chemistry journal is 3500 dollars (Darnton, 2009 http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2228...

By Jan Kunnas

Donation-Driven Open Science Journal

Why should taxpayers and funding agencies pay journal publication fees and open access charges? I propose creating a new open access journal funded entirely through donations and foundation funding. The journal would be administered by a nonprofit. All work for the nonprofit would be strictly vo...

By Lyle Burgoon