I am With Martin on This One, Review Only for Open Access Journals
11 June 2010 2 Comments
Martin Weller in his post ‘The return on peer review’ estimates that academics, often paid by the taxpayer, devote large amounts of time unpaid to perform peer review. He estimates the monetary value is between USD 305 million and 2.7 billion (from THE) per annum. The sensible outcome is for the reviewed papers to appear in open access journals viewable by the taxpayer paymasters, in other words the public. Hear, hear!
To make his point strongly Martin now will only review papers destined for open access journals. I’m with you on this one, Martin, and will definitely follow suit.