Cash for publication is discriminatory, unscientific, and dangerousBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1915 (Published 13 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1915
- Andrew N Bamji, retired consultant rheumatologist
- Rye TN31 7ES, UK
Plan S aims to achieve open access science publishing without paywalls.1 I don’t often write scientific papers. Much of what I submit to journals is comment or related to medical history. But a recent experience made me uneasy.
I submitted a paper to a prestigious journal. It was rejected. I don’t get hung up about rejection; one is always convinced by the brilliance of one’s own work. I suspect many people have suffered similarly. But …