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Perceptions on preprints, peer review and publication charges

Babu, K (2022) Perceptions on preprints, peer review and publication charges. In: Current Science, 123 (10). pp. 1187-1188.

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Publications are one of the realities of a researcher’s life. After spending taxpayer money, we are responsible for publicizing the study’s findings for which we were funded. However, as most researchers are aware, the cost to publish their studies is often remarkably high. For example, if accepted, Nature Portfolio charges US$ 11,390 to publish in Nature Neuroscience and US$ 5890 in Nature Communications. Society journals tend to charge less, with Genetics charging approximately US$ 100 per page or US$ 4264 for all-inclusive open access. The Company of Biologists does not have publication charges but levies open access costs of up to £3300. Many journals, however, do give out need-based fee reductions or waivers, and some journals, like those by the Society for Neuroscience, have a range of publication charges for different countries depending on their income classification by the World Bank (https://www.jneurosci.org/content/information-authors#fees). Most of us are aware that open access is preferable with public funding. Many funders now mandate open access for work performed using their grants, making publication charges a burden for several researchers world-over, but more so in developing countries like India. © 2022, Current Science. All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Current Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Neuroscience
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2023 06:25
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2023 06:25
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/79222

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