B – For free or for fee? Dilemma of Small Scientific Journals

Kljaković-Gaspić M, Petrak J, Rudan I, Biloglav Z. For Free or for Fee? Dilemma of Small Scientific Journals . Croatian Medical Journal 2007; 48(3):292-299

A good lesson from The Croatian Medical Journal (CMJ) which was recently approached by two major publishing companies offering them to become one of the journals in their group. After analyzing pros and cons for commercial publishing, the CMJ decided that would not benefit from such a change because their interests are beyond making a profit and they still think that setting the standards and education are the fundamental aims of the journal.