Well, our manuscript on uptake sequence variation has now been accepted by Genetics. This is the long-established and highly regarded journal of the Genetics Society of America, so we're pleased.
While sorting out confusion about page charges and open access I discovered that, as of this year, Genetics is published on-line only (no paper issues). That's a reasonable response to the dwindling market for paper journals (I can't remember the last time I looked at a paper copy of a recent issue). And it lets them dispense with any extra charge for colour figures.
But this doesn't mean that Genetics is now open access. It's still subscription-only access for the first six months after publication, unless the authors pay a $1200 open-access charge on top of the $88 charge per published page ($70 for GSA members) and $250 charge for up to 5 pages of supplementary material.
GSA membership costs $120, plus an additional $120 if you want an online subscription to Genetics (if you don't have access to an institutional subscription). So if our article runs 10 pages, we'd break even on a membership.
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