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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

It's been mentioned in the comments, but not in an answer yet: impact factor is a terrible measure of both how good a journal is, and what it's reputation is. And also things like how fast the turn ...
Ian Sudbery's user avatar
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

To add a perspective I haven't yet seen in the other answers: I do intend this respectfully, but you say it yourself, "I am just a student." I have definitely provided simplified answers to ...
underdeterminate's user avatar
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

Here's one aspect that hasn't been mentioned yet if I'm not mistaken. My university has agreements with some publishers to cover Open Access fees, however these agreements have limits, and money ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

As the other answers pointed out, funding for publishing is sometimes not an issue. Having the same impact factor, other aspects remain: Where does the topic of the article fit better? Is the journal ...
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