Pay For Play, or Not?

The Scholarly Kitchen blog's Kent Anderson has been keeping an eye on publishing business models: he recently commented on a study that shows a pro-industry bias in publishing based on the pay-for-open-access model and he also recently took on PLoS One's author-pay model, and seemed to imply that the journal was sacrificing quality by publishing as many papers as possible

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