The research journals Ive published in require significant financial cost to publish. On top of that many require a membership to the society the journal is associated with, in addition to publication fees. I was wondering if anyone is familiar with any journals (reputable hopefully) that do not require fees like this to publish a research article?


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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure if this is on-topic here. Perhaps Academia SE would be a better fit. $\endgroup$ – canadianer Mar 6 '15 at 5:29

Many biology journals are free to publish in. As a rule of thumb:

  • Most journals from for-profit publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, etc. charge nothing to the author (but of course bill the libraries handsomely).
  • Many but by no means all society journals charge page charges even if they are not open access.
  • Most but not all open access journals charge substantial publication fees. You could try this website to search for open access journals that do not charge publication fees.

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