So it is possible to operate a well-regarded open access journal at almost no cost without charging any author or download fees – amazing.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that a group of herpetologists (researchers who study reptiles and amphibians) operate a peer-reviewed, online-only journal called HERPETOLOGICAL CONSERVATION AND BIOLOGY for about $100 a year. The journal was founded in 2006 and soon will have its impact factor included in Thomson Reuters’ JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS. The journal’s acceptance rate is 50-60%.
For more information about this open access journal’s secrets of success, read the full Chronicle of Higher eduction article.