Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Article processing charges reduced to $99 on SAGE Open humanities and social sciences “mega journal”

Louis Jaques. Weekend Magazine. 
Library and Archives Canada, PA-209518

Article processing charges reduced to $99 on SAGE Open humanities and social sciences "mega journal"
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Back in May of last year Gary F. Daught posted about SAGE Publication's open access multidisciplinary humanities and social sciences "mega journal" called SAGE Open (eISSN 2158-2440). The journal, launched in May 2011, is operated using a producer-side revenue model, where authors (or their sponsors) are charged an article processing fee (APC) once a submitted manuscript has been accepted for publication. The format for SAGE Open is similar to PLOS ONE, the multidisciplinary open access science "mega journal" published by the non-profit open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).

Here is the link to the announcement.

Gary F Daught's post is worth a read. As he puts it, "It appears the space for open access journal publishing for humanities and social science scholars is (at last!) starting to heat up, especially in view of Dr. Martin Paul Eve’s recent proposal that interested parties get together to launch a non-profit PLOS-style mega journal for the humanities and social sciences."

Would you like to talk about Open Access in your discipline? Contact Jane Burpee, Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communication  Librarian  (lib.research@uoguelph.ca).

- Posted by K. Jane

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