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Editorial: maintaining open access to high quality publications at no cost to authors

Conway, Barbara R and Merchant, Hamid A. (2017) Editorial: maintaining open access to high quality publications at no cost to authors. British Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (1). ISSN 2058-8356

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The inability to access scientific literature freely can be a major obstacle in the advancement of science. Many reputable journals offering optional open access incur a substantial upfront payment to cover their publication costs, and hence many authors cannot afford to publish open access papers in a journal with an established reputation. Publishers charging for article processing claim that the charge is necessary to maintain their reputation and costs for peer review, editing and indexing articles. Thus, some open-access publications have a less rigorous peer-review and editorial process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pharmacy, open access, publishing, scholarly communications, medicine, science, STEM
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Megan Taylor
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 17:30


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