Olman on the High Fees of Publications
University professors and researchers heavily depend on having their work published in order to share their findings and contribute to their respective fields. However, the cost of publishing has been leaving them with few options. In a recent The World article “‘Out of Reach’: Over 40 academic editors leave global publishing company they say were overcharged to publish their work,” Cheryl Olman explains that even though faculty are not compensated for the time they spend doing peer reviews for journal articles, they are charged thousands of dollars to publish their work in the same journals. These expenses take away from funding for laboratory opportunities and conference presentations for students.
Cheryl Olman, PhD, associate professor and Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.