[Duraspace] Open Access Does NOT equal You, the Author, Paying | Doug's Archaeology

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 11:42:38 SAST 2014

I have my suspicions about how this rumor got started. Critics of Open
Access, like Jeffrey Beall, mention some of these issues in
tirades* against Open Access. But, probably 99% of people who publish in
scholarly journals do not actually follow the debate about scholarly
publishing. I highly suspect that most of you feel this way because
you have tried to publish with Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, etc. and have
gone through their automatic system that asks you if you want to have your
article made Open Access for only $6,000. Which makes their offer of color
printing a steal at only $1000 extra.

*If you have had this experience I would be surprised that you don’t view
Open Access as a scam to fleece you out of your hard earned research money-
or if your are an independent scholar, your lunch/rent money.*

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