Scholars Create Influential Journal for About $100 a Year

A group of herpetologists—researchers who study reptiles and amphibians—has been quietly demonstrating that it's possible to put together a well-regarded, researcher-run journal with the tiniest of budgets and no help from a publisher.

The journal, Herpetological Conservation and Biology, caught my eye as a well-developed example of a movement for grass-roots scholarly publishing that has been rapidly picking up speed. The