“Author pays” publishing model: Model is concerned with vanity and profit

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.54-b (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:54
  1. Simon Chapman, editor (simonchapman@health.usyd.edu.au)
  1. Tobacco Control University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

    EDITOR—Delamothe et al assert that in the “author pays” world of medical publishing, peer review would occur exactly as it does now—the “author pays” model would not become a form of vanity publishing.1 They also say that submission fees are likely to become routine parts of the process.

    But consider this. All editors receive and reject many papers that are …

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