This page is strongly inspired by that of Paul Zimmermann on the same topic.
Why I refuse to review papers submitted to author-pays journals?
When I am sollicited to review a paper submitted to an
(i.e., with a publication fee),
I refuse to act as a reviewer because I don't agree with this publication
I also refuse to review papers submitted to "hybrid open-access journals",
because institutions pay twice for such journals: once for being able to get a copy of papers submitted and/or published through the classical way, and another time
when submitted papers through the open-access way.
Hybrid journals for which I refused to act as a referee are:
- Machine Learning (Springer).
- Operations Research Letters (Elsevier).