pentatomid_fan t1_iuj5p00 wrote

Thanks for the response, i didn't know that this journal had that reputation. I generally only pay much attention to the journals in my field (agricultural entomology). Impact factor isn't really a thing most of my colleagues think about AFAIK, as specialized fields often have low IF. Journal of Economic Entomology for example is 2.381 and Biological Control is 3.857. which is lower than Scientific Reports (4.996). but they are also some of the the main journals for the field. Maybe IF should not be the only metric to consider.

And yes, by pay-to-publish, i meant that current crop of journals that will accept anything without peer-review, but yes publishing costs money. Looks like the term I should have used is "predatory publishing".

Edit for some bad editing