Open Access Journal
I’m all for open access to science but I do wonder – why do we have to pay 4,000 dollars for it to happen? I chose to look at Environmental Science and Technology, an American Chemical Society journal. The about the journal section is brief and states it’s goals almost exclusively as a research journal with little/no attention to a broader audience or to generating discussion outside of the field. The journal, as an American Chemical Society subset, gives a 3 options for open access. 4,000 dollars for immediate open access or 2,000 for open access in 12 months. They is very little discussion about it and it feels like a topic there because it needs to be and not because the journal really wants it there.