Ecography’s flip to a pay-to-publish model
24 June 2019Persson, Maria
The Nordic Society Oikos (NSO) has decided to flip Ecography from a pay-to-read model to a pay-to-publish model. All papers published after the flip, in January 2020, will become open access immediately. As a bonus, all published papers since 1997 will be also free to read.
According to NSO, the main reason for the flip is that the subscription income of Ecography is insufficient to cover the costs of publication. NSO has decided that, given the current changes in the publication landscape, the best strategy to guarantee the future of Ecography is to change its funding model.