Editors and reviewers offered concrete benefits by publisher (SDI)
Today I discovered, by serendipity, a journal publisher going by the name of Science Domain International .
What follows is a first impression, not based on any contact with the publisher. If you wish to deal with the publisher, use your own caution (as with any publisher). Feedback is welcome.
This publisher has an excellent approach to open access publishing -- and the problem of attracting editors and reviewers to help in the publication process.
Editors and reviewers submitting editorial assistance and reviews that are judged to be of adequate quality will receive coupons valued at a nominal $50.
These can be used as a discount against future author charges that the reviewer may face as a contributor to any journal in the Science Domain journal family.
This seems a very reasonable arrangement. See: Reviewer Editor Recognition .
Conduct 10 reviews successfully, and you can publish at no cost in any SDI journal (subject to review of course). Your article will be free (open access) to all readers.
This is a model of publishing that really tries to recognise the value of volunteer reviewers, in a manner that is affordable for the journal.
See the page explaining the publication charge .
Of course, the coupon available to reviewers is only of value if you would like to publish in an SDI journal. To give you an idea of what range of topics are currently covered by SDI, here is the SDI list of journals :