We welcome feedback from authors and editors using the CEUR-WS.org open-access publication service. As of August 1, we publish new volumes with a Creative Commons CC-BY license and collect appropriate author and editor agreements, see procedure at http://ceur-ws.org/HOWTOSUBMIT.html#PUT
Were you involved in publishing a new volume under the new rules? What do you think about the workload for editors and authors? Did you publish earlier with CEUR-WS.org under the old license model? How does the workload compare? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the new procedure?
Kind greetings, Manfred
The author fees for #openaccess articles range from as low as 60€ (e.g. LIPICS) to up to €5000 (major journals of commercial scientific publishers). While such papers can freely be accessed by researchers from all over the world, the author fees make it rather difficult for researchers from developing countries to publish their results as #openaccess papers.
#Openaccess should be more inclusive rather than discriminate against authors with strict limits on expenses for publications.
#CEURWS has been free from fees since it was founded in 1995 thanks to the generous worktime contributions from its editorial team and the support by RWTH Aachen.
What do you think? Is paid #openaccess the only sustainable option? Or are there other ways for us academics to share our results with the public?