From: David Prosser <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 14:03:06 +0000
Nature is a massive factory for rejecting papers. That’s one reason
why it costs so much. Unfortunately, the costs associated with
rejected papers are all loaded onto the accepted papers and paid for
(mainly) by subscribers.
I’ve always felt that Nature is one of the journals that could easily
impose a submission charge and not lose much in the way of
NSE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 11:58:12 +0100
> Quotation from:
> "Philip Campbell, the editor-in-chief of Nature and the other
> Nature-branded journals, has said that Nature's internal costs of
> publishing run at £20,000–30,000 (US$31,000–47,000) per paper, an
> extremely high charge to load onto authors or funders rather than
> spread over subscribers."
> I wonder how other publishers succeed to write black figures with
> Article Processing Charges less than one-tenth of Nature´s internal
> pubishing costs per paper?
> NPG needs help to lower publishing costs, obviously!
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