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Do editorial-board resignations signal a trend for scholarly publishing?

November 12, 2015

Does the exodus of the editors and editorial board of the linguistics journal Lingua signal a trend in scholarly publishing?

All the editors and editorial-board members of the Elsevier hybrid open-access journal Lingua resigned at the end of October, wanting to make its articles open-access, lower the publishing cost to $430, and let faculty retain copyright. Elsevier rejected their offer, and plans to continue to publish the journal. The former editors plan on founding a new open-access journal to be called Glossa.