Journal or Series Owners and Editors

The author-pays model is regarded as the “golden route to Open Access”. But for most existing journals this route is very difficult, or even impossible. Only journals with significant Impact Factors or/and strong reputation can follow this path, without fear that a sufficient number of authors will stop sending manuscripts, when they begin charging them. Of course, there are journals, which strategically want to follow the journal-pays model, and do not want to charge the readers nor the authors.