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’.