Banks, Michael. 2008 The price of free papers Physics World 21(12)12-13
Discusses the present state of open access journals and the economics of their publication. The preprint server arXiv and its relation to journals is also discused. A third option is Springer's "open choice" database; the journal is subscription based but offers authors the option of making their papers open access in return for a fee of $3000.
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