How can one find journals paying authors or reviewers? I've read about some old examples (probably about a relatively small university I can't recall) but I'm wondering if is there a directory or shared keyword or do they just go by word of mouth? Can I write on topics I don't have a PhD about but I'm otherwise competent on?

Thank you

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    I don't think that such journals are still around. Nobody would pay for them. – Wolfgang Bangerth Nov 18 '16 at 0:52
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    It's usually other way around. In some journals, you pay when you want your paper published. – padawan Nov 18 '16 at 1:29
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    Publish in Russian. Quite a number of Russian mathematical journals that are eventually translated into English pay their authors. – Artem Nov 18 '16 at 1:40
  • On payment for review: a few economics journals academia.stackexchange.com/questions/68191/… and a small number of others here and there academia.stackexchange.com/a/20932/27825 – Andrew Dec 30 '16 at 13:52

Write for almost anything else than scientific journals and you can get paid. Also, if you are not doing research / don't have a PhD in a topic, something else than scientific publishing is much more easier.

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  • Good answer, except: the OP didn't mention science. – Pete L. Clark Dec 30 '16 at 18:34
  • 1 My answer is not exclusive to science. 2 it is Academia here, we talk about science. If someone wants to be a writer, he/she should understand contexts. – Greg Dec 30 '16 at 19:59
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    "2 it is Academia here, we talk about science." That is exactly my point -- academia is not synonymous with science, nor is academia.SE. I took your use of "science" to be a synecdoche for "academia". If you really mean science, then your first statement is false, because of the enormous number of non-scientific academic journals for which authors are still not paid. – Pete L. Clark Dec 30 '16 at 20:05
  • Thank you for the comment. It helped to clarify the issue and gave tremendous good advice – Greg Dec 31 '16 at 6:45

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