>Iím now looking into this to work out whether the journal and publisher are credible and the>fee reasonable [Ö ] and have not until now come across any actual publication fees to compare this with
The RIN report "Heading for the Open Road" (April 2011) estimated (p.9) that the global average cost per article was £2,634 and noted that Outsell had estimated the 2009 weighted average for actual APCs charged as being £1,457.
So an APC of $1,000 is towards the lower end of the spectrum.
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$1000 sounds a bit extreme and questionable. In my own experience with the new environment of open publications, the price has been in the area between £300-£500. SAGE recently made the announcement that they will also have an open journal, with the cost being directed toward the author, and that is their price range.
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Subject: How to determine the credibility of an OA journal?Hello. Having been following the open access debates over recent months, Iíve now encountered it directly for the first time. A researcher in my institution has submitted an abstract in response to a call for papers for a journal special issue, and received a positive response but been told thereíll be a $1,000 (I assume that is USD!) Article Processing Charge. His existing funding does not include any allowance for such fees, so the money would need to be found from some other budget within the university if itís going to go ahead. One obvious consideration will be REF Ė the timetable for the special issue falls within the REF period, which is good Ö but that makes the credibility of the journal even more important.Iím now looking into this to work out whether the journal and publisher are credible and the fee reasonable Ė and of course there is a general issue here of how to distinguish quality and credibility in an OA environment. Iím not familiar with this journal or publisher, and have not until now come across any actual publication fees to compare this with, so Iíd appreciate any thoughts on this. The journal is Journal of Environmental and Public Health, published by Hindawi.Many thanks,PaulDr Paul RosenResearch Development ManagerResearch and Business ServicesNorthumbria University