Friday, April 3, 2009

Myths about open-access journals

Here's an interesting article about a topic that most of us will likely be thinking about: whether or not to publish in open-access journals (and what are those exactly?). Published by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, it's entitled "A Field Guide to Misunderstandings About Open Access". Basically, it looks at 25 "myths" about open-access journals (including "They're not peer-reviewed" and "They all charge too much to publish anything").

Anyone have experience with any of these journals, good, bad or ugly?