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You’d Have to be Insane to Pay to be Published In a ‘Peer-Reviewed’ Publication

I’m sure many of you have gotten the same email from SAGE-

Get published! Submit your manuscript to SAGE Open—an open-access publication.

Open access huh? Then why does it cost folk $395?

Publish in SAGE Open, SAGE’s groundbreaking, open-access publication of peer-reviewed, original research and review articles, spanning the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. More than 975 manuscripts have been submitted in the last year. Submit your manuscript through SAGE Track, SAGE’s web-based peer review and submission system, powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts™. Submitting your manuscript is free. If you are accepted, then pay the author acceptance fee of $395 (discounted from the regular price of $695)! For more information, view the SAGE Open manuscript submission guidelines.

Insanity. But I suppose there are some people who value ‘peer review’ so much they’re willing to pay big money to say they have it. I prefer to have editorial oversight exercised by sensible people who don’t ask me to pay them up front beforehand for the ‘privilege’.

Stephen Made Me Chuckle…

When he called Israel Finkelstein a minimalist! HA! Either Stephen isn’t familiar with minimalists or he hasn’t read much of Finkelstein!!! Finkelstein can HARDLY be called a minimalist. Rather than reading Bolen’s take on Finkelstein’s essay Stephen would be better served to read Finkelstein’s work for himself. And a lot of it.

[NB- I like Stephen. He’s just wrong with his label of I.F.]

The Minimalists, doing their damndest, again… In a new article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (11/12), Israel Finkelstein, Ido Koch, and Oded Lipschits propose that the city of Jerusalem only rarely included the “City of David” ridge south of the Temple Mount. The article, available in pdf format, begins with these paragraphs: The conventional wisdom regards the City of David ridge as the original mound of Jerusalem. Yet, intensive archaeo … Read More

via Fr Stephen’s Blog