OA charges for many reputable journals are so high that keeps you from considering OA as the first choice. But if you dig deeper, you will find options that will not burn your wallet.
Writing an academic paper is a dreadful exercise for many researchers. Is there a way it can be made simple and, if possible, enjoyable? Our mind will fool us by suggesting that we should write the paper from the title to the references in that order: title, abstract, keywords, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions, and references – as they are presented in a scholarly publication.
As a researcher, how do you decide which publishing model is better, the subscription or OA model? To take an informed decision, you need to understand what they are and the pros and cons of each model. So, in this post, we will compare subscription and OA models and understand a bit more about their advantages and disadvantages.
Academic journals can be classified based on access to the reader. While subscription journals expect the reader to pay for their content, open access journals are free for the reader.
This article is part of our special series in celebration of Peer Review Week, 24–29 September. The theme of this year is Peer Review and The Future of Publishing. Throughout this week, we’ll explore various aspects of the peer review process, from its fundamentals to emerging trends. We hope you find this series informative and valuable. Stay tuned for more insightful articles!