Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) committee members champion the benefits of standardizing the transfer of papers between journals.
Solving the transfer problem has created a widespread perception that rejecting a manuscript–especially after considerable time and resources have been devoted to its review–is downright wasteful. If it’s publishable, why not publish it?
Publication output for the largest journal in science continues to fall, just not as fast as leading indicators would predict.
Are authors leaving PLOS ONE for higher performing journals?