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Offline Martin J Sallberg

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My University Teacher have told me that less than 1 percent of scientists ever get an article published in heavily prestigious journals like Nature. He recommended me to publish in peer review journals on Springer instead, but there the terms says that it costs 3000 Euros, and I do not have that much money. Are there any peer review journals where it is both cheap to publish articles and realistic odds of publication?


 

Offline Martin J Sallberg

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That is, I am asking for advice of where to publish articles.
 

Offline evan_au

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There is a global movement to make more peer-reviewed papers freely available on the internet, rather than via (often expensive) subscriptions that are really only affordable by University Library.

But this raises the question about "Who pays for the editorial staff and the printing/web servers?" (Referees often work for free). Web servers are often cheaper than a large print run, but still not free. Unfortunately, it is often the author who pays, under this model.

The UK government has reportedly decided that government-sponsored projects should publish in "free to read" journals.
However, there is apparently a bit of a disconnect: The directive to publish for free started this year, but the funding to actually publish in one of these journals doesn't start until next year...
 

Offline Martin J Sallberg

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I could wait until next year to publish (less than 2 months left and still some work left to do on my articles), but the question is: does the "free to publish" policy apply to foreign authors? I am not an UK citizen. If it indeed does apply to foreign citizens, can you please post links so that I can use the time left until next year to adapt my article writing style to said web "papers"?
 

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Hey there, I have few of my friends working as a research analyst at different companies; I can give you one of the sources from where you can get the definite answer of your question. Here is the link that can be helpful for you ['coursework' spam removed] of one of my friend from this same organization helped me in completing my research paper so I guess they can help you in publishing as well.
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