Sunday, July 13, 2014
Many Peer-Reviewed Journals Expect The Author To Pay For Publication
One of my readers mentioned this in response to a recent article about a recent scandal involving authors reviewing their own papers under false names, and I am now even more unimpressed than I was before. My few experiences with peer-reviewed journal submissions game me the distinct impression that peer review is a method by which the established voices in the profession make sure that nothing too contrary to the orthodox thinking gets published. The prospect of having to cough up several thousand dollars to get something published makes me even a bit more cynical than I was before.