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.