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  •  They need more advertisements (1+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy

    They have so few adverts on their website and no printed journal, so I guess they must make close to nothing from advertising dollars...  So since they make so little on adverts and they don't charge anything for people to read the journal, they need to make it up in publishing fees.

    Adverts are annoying of course but they are a great way to make the system more fair and egalitarian, as if they make up more of their costs in adverts it will be easier for more people to publish...

    "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it... unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." -The Buddha

    by Brian A on Sat Jul 07, 2007 at 05:37:14 AM PDT

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    •  To me their high fees smack of well-funded labs (1+ / 0-)
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      having a leg up in getting some perhaps-less-worthy research published (although, yes I do know the journals are peer reviewed).

      Plus it freezes out all the struggling 3rd world labs for sure . . .

      •  Defeats the whole purpose (1+ / 0-)
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        Yeah and if only well-funded labs can publish there, it sorta defeats the whole purpose of Plos, doesnt it?  

        "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it... unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." -The Buddha

        by Brian A on Sat Jul 07, 2007 at 05:53:54 AM PDT

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