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Assuming you can't pay the fee, then you should make it clear to the journal that you can't pay the fee. What happens next is up to them. It's possible they will retract the article; it's also possible they will publish it anyway as a gesture of goodwill. Will it affect your chances of future publications in other journals of the same publisher? It's ...


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Students shouldn't be paying for journal submission anyway The question is one of department / institutional policy / the policy of the funding organization of your project. One of these may insist on open access / have funding for it, or not. You should be asking your advisor rather than here, who will hopefully be aware of anything to do with no 2 I can ...


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To add to Bryan Krause's answer: In my area (stats/math) in the traditional subscriber-paid journals you can make the choice whether you want open access or traditional after being accepted, you don't have to choose upon submission. Most of these even allow you to have the accepted version (before final edits) open access on arxiv or other preprint servers. ...


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Most journals labeled "open-access" are "open-access only". You don't have any other option for these. Because they are open-access, the journal can't make money in more traditional ways like selling access to university libraries - who would pay to access content that's already open? (I'm aware I'm simplifying a bit here) Be wary that ...


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