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Friday, June 15, 2007

PLoS' annual price review

The Public Library of Science recently added this paragraph to its FAQ on publication fees:

We raised our prices for the first time in 2006, and now have an annual price review. In line with our commitment to minimize the burden on authors, in 2007 our price increases will be: no change for PLoS ONE; 5% for PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, and PLoS Pathogens; and 10% for PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine. The variation in price increases reflects the different costs associated with these publications. These prices will come into effect after July 15. For current pricing information see Publication Fees for PLoS Journals.

And it added this paragraph to its page on publication fees:

Please note that the publication fees for newly submitted articles will be increased for the following journals after July 15, 2007: PLoS Biology (US$2750); PLoS Medicine (US$2750); PLoS Computational Biology (US$2100); PLoS Genetics (US$2100); PLoS Pathogens (US$2100).