[Taxacom] Journal of Hymenoptera Research

Dilrukshan Wijesinghe dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 1 04:58:28 CST 2013


Not sure what 'model' is followed by the journal Euscorpius but it seems to achieve 'open access' relatively simply:

http://www.science.marshall.edu/fet/euscorpius/


Priyantha
 

D. P. Wijesinghe
dpwijesinghe at yahoo.com



________________________________
 From: Lyubomir Penev <lyubo.penev at gmail.com>
To: "Johnson, Paul" <Paul.Johnson at sdstate.edu> 
Cc: "taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> 
Sent: Friday, February 1, 2013 3:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Journal of Hymenoptera Research
 
Dear All,

The successful transition of the Journal of Hymenoptera Research (JHR) was
achieved in a close collaboration and understanding between the
International Society of Hymenopterists and Pensoft Publishers.

There are rather many different options for a society or institutional
journal to move to advanced open access. I would like to highlight the word
"advanced", because the success of JHR was not caused by just opening PDFs
on the journal's website - a true open access publishing means much more. A
successful transition requires efficient online publishing platform,
domain-specific markup, active dissemination, PR, and, last but not least,
a clever cost model. All this aims at making a journal attractive for the
Society members and authors outside the Society.

We are willing to share our experience with JHR and other society journals.
There is too much specifics in each case, so I do not think it is wise to
occupy the attention of all taxacomers on that. For those who are
interested - please write me at info at pensoft.net.

Best,
Lyubomir


On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 2:07 AM, Johnson, Paul <Paul.Johnson at sdstate.edu>wrote:

> Two points:
> Open access is not necessarily a affordable.  This week alone I received a
> generous offer from Springer for a mere US$3000 fee to have a six page
> article published as open access.  Another article in Zootaxa will be
> charged US$20/page for open access.  Fiscally, the choice is self-evident
> for a few pages, leaving only massive vanity to justify the questionable
> value of a higher impact factor.  Open access costs, so its use needs to be
> balanced with other revenue flow of the Society.
>
> The costs of specialized society journals also varies by financial model.
>  This past November the members of The Coleopterist's Society, publishing
> the best and highest [impact] value beetle focused journal, were told that
> the accumulation of revenue from JSTOR and BioOne access fees, and Society
> investments, are allowing the reduction of page charges to barely existent.
>  This is an example of a specialized society developing a practical
> financial model (over a long period) with its primary function in mind.  It
> is all a matter of what the Society wants and having dedicated officers.
>  The Coleopterists Bulletin is open access to members.  Whether full public
> open access of the Bulletin is in the future depends on what the membership
> wants and whether it will be affordable.  At this time I would argue
> against it; tomorrow might be different.
>
>
>
> Paul J. Johnson, PhD
> Professor of Entomology
> Faculty Senate Exec Comm & Graduate Council
>
> Insect Biodiversity Lab
> South Dakota State University
> Brookings, SD 57007, USA
>
> On Jan 31, 2013, at 5:17 PM, "Dean Pentcheff" <pentcheff at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:
> >
> >> ...
> > why would
> >> the Society collapse if the journal suddenly cost vastly less to
> >> produce (e.g., if they went to online publishing with no print
> >> version)?
> > ...
> >
> > That's a key question here. Does it cost (the society) less to publish in
> > an online open access journal than in the classical commercial publishing
> > model? I don't know (and neither does Donat :). Scientists like me who
> are
> > not intimately involved in the publishing process tend to think that
> > publishing an online Open Source journal should be very cheap. The
> > experience of some recent large-scale Open Source journals argues
> otherwise
> > — there's been a surprisingly big sticker shock at the final costs of
> > publishing. We need better information, particularly for small-scale
> > operations (e.g. not PLoS ONE).
> >
> >
> >> ...
> >
> > any publication of any society that is NOT being made
> >> available electronically is doing LESS to promote the exposure and
> >> impact of an author's research than would otherwise be the case, and
> >> the argument could therefore be made that publishing in
> >> limited-distribution specialist journals is *bad* for one's
> >> professional development, regardless of how well-targeted the
> >> audience may be.
> >
> > ...
> > Score! Tilt! Jackpot! YesYesYes. I cannot agree more thoroughly. It has
> > always seemed utterly paradoxical to me that a society dedicated to
> > promulgating the study of a subject would deliberately choose to keep its
> > scientific efforts as inaccessible as possible by keeping them behind
> > paywalls. The paradox is semi-resolved if we assume that, in many cases,
> > the people making the society decisions aren't really aware of the modern
> > full spectrum of publishing options.
> >
> >
> >> ...
> >
> > in times like these,
> >> would it not be helpful if professional societies DID use their funds
> >> to actively support taxonomists, rather than simply giving them a
> >> comfortable place to publish?
> >
> >
> > Absolutely. Science is people working, not published results.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research
> Museum
> > -Dean
> > --
> > Dean Pentcheff
> > pentcheff at gmail.com
> > dpentche at nhm.org
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