A Linguistlist posting by Stefan Müller, “Glossa: a journal of general linguistics is the new Lingua” :
Today I have heard of a quite dramatic change for our field: all 6 editors of Lingua resigned and all 31 members of the editorial board resigned as well.
They will start a new journal called: Glossa: a journal of general linguistics.
The new journal will work under the conditions of fair OA:
– The editorial board owns the title of the journals.
– The author owns the copyright of his articles, and a CC-BY license applies.
– All articles are published in Full Open Access (no subscriptions, no ‘double dipping’).
– Article processing charges (APCs) are low (around 400 euros), transparent, and in proportion to the work carried out by the publisher.
As for the new journal, APCs are covered by the Dutch government and later by Open Lib Humanities.
I think transferring the journal to Fair OA is a very good move into the right direction towards scholarly owned journals and book outlets.
I think so too; long live open access, down with predatory publishers!
Update. See now Scott Jaschik’s story for Inside Higher Ed, with further details and quotes. (Thanks, Nick!)