Requiem for impact factors and high publication charges

« Journal impact factors, publication charges and assessment of quality and accuracy of scientific research are critical for researchers, managers, funders, policy makers, and society. (…)
We review and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of a range of assessment methods and the way in which they are used by researchers, managers, employers and publishers. We argue that new approaches to assessment are required to provide a realistic and comprehensive measure of the value of research and journals and we support open access publishing at a modest, affordable price to benefit research producers and consumers. (…) »

source >, Chris R Triggle, Ross MacDonald, David J. Triggle, Donald Grierson, 4 avril 2021,