Many people in this community publish in Frontiers In Immunology. We’ve had a reasonably good experience publishing in this journal and have enjoyed reading papers in the journal. However, it’s a fully corporate borderline-spam journal.
If you aren’t aware, ImmunoHorizons is a fully open access journal put out by AAI. It appears to have these advantages:
- Not terribly expensive. Publication costs $1,595.00, which is cheaper than Frontiers ($2,950!). Note that JI ends up being quite expensive if you have color figures, supplementary material, etc.
- It’s a society journal, so your money is going somewhere good
- Initial submission need not conform to any particular format
- Uses Creative Commons 4 licensing.
Would anyone care to comment on their experiences with this journal? Do people have other suggestions for fully OA journals to use? PeerJ has a stunningly good experience but I doubt many will hop on that bandwagon.
Ideally, we’d be able to submit manuscripts in LaTeX, which actually did work with JI given a little begging.