Opting for open access means considering costs, journal prestige and career implications
Early-career scientists face a pressing question: how should they publish to advance their careers at a time when the scholarly world is being shaken up? New options in publishing have highlighted sticky debates related to the impacts of costs on individual researchers and the ethics of business models that can keep cash-poor scientists from accessing data. But many researchers contend that impact factors and other metrics of journal prestige remain crucial — for now.
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