It's almost too simple: How publishers keep fooling academics
"It is well established that the cost of making an article public with all the bells and whistles that come with an academic article is between US$/€200-500."
"What the publishers are referring to isn’t their costs for publishing, it is the price that they charge the public for all of their services"
The bare coast is quite low actually. If you add high rejection, paywalling and profits it goes up : . Another view is the breakdown of costs a a low cost OA publisher: . Amount of paid editor support needed can be discussed.
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While it can be argued that #preprints are not necessarily a replacement for peer review, it is very hard to accept the prices of traditional subscription-based journals as reasonable. This is money that would be better served paying for more research!
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For scholars who'd like to catch up on all this mess of paywalls, article processing charges (APCs) and for-profit academic publishing, this post by is worth a read
How publishers keep fooling academics
As usual, deception seems to still be a common strategy for publishers these days. Compare #SpringerNature with #Elsevier: Judging by their profits, it seems to work for them.
Same procedure since at least 2004: publishers conflate prices and costs to justify their huge fees
wrapping up, thanks for finding the time to write up all these things we know about publishing! Clearly, not enough people have read all the facts yet. 1/2