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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wanna publish in Nature? Got 3000 quid?

Nature Communications Nature Communications has announced its publication charges for open access papers. If you want to go open access, it'll cost you £3000 (US$5000). Fail to stump up and Nature owns your ass. And the developing world won't be able to access your research findings. Unlike the PLoS journals, where open access is a way of life, not a marketing gimmick, there is no waiver. Publication in PLoS Biology costs US$2900, but PLoS is committed to ensuring that this fee is never a barrier to publication and so offer a waiver to any authors who do not have access to funds to cover the publication fees.