Wanted to put in a plug for EGU’s open-access journal Solid Earth. I published a paper there last year on Ti-in-Quartz thermobarometry. It was a good experience, and I’d encourage everyone (particularly senior faculty) to give it a try. Solid Earth had an impact factor in 2013 of 2.15. This is the second impact factor that the journal has received in its young life; up from 1.37 the year before. The review process is transparent and published online, and what’s more publishing in Solid Earth is free of charges until the end of the year.
Submit your manuscripts to Solid Earth here: www.solid-earth.net
I may be behind the game on discovering this publishing arrangement, but am now strongly in favour of it as a way to perhaps ensure scientific rigour in the publication process?