Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rip Off Journal: limited offer of free publication

Back in January, I had a bit of a whinge about Antiqua who are trying to extort huge sums of money from budding academics needing to publish. Just got an email update from them..... see the below text highlighted in bold.

Since January, nothing has been published. This limited offer of free acceptance of submissions, rather than their usual €300, indicates the uptake has been low. Wonder why!?

You can even get "Fast Track Review", your article processed within 4 weeks for €500!


Promotional submission free of charge

Looking for publication quality? Fair peer-review? Rapid indexing? Submit your paper to our journal!

ANTIQUA is a new, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal intended to archaeologists and scientists having particular interests in the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. Our journal publishes Original Research papers as as well as Rapid Communications, Case Histories, Editorials, and Letters. The journal seeks to provide an international, rapid forum for archaeologists to share their own knowledge.

Open Access journals are an ideal platform for the publication of your research enabling you to reach the widest available audience of professionals in your field of expertise. Publication in our journal means that your research articles will be available for free access online being immediately citable. Our journal shorten the time needed before publication, offers a high quality peer-review system, highly-professional scientific copyediting, DOI assignment, and submission to many online directories.

Open Access publishing does have its cost; anyway, as a startup promotional activity, all articles submitted to Antiqua before the 30th of June 2011 are completely exempt from any charge. All published articles are immediately distributed to CrossRef, DOAJ, and other available online indexes.

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