Vanity publishing

I just put the finishing touches on a paper on storm identification and submitted it to J. Tech.

The American Meteorological Society has a new procedure in place, where you have to click through an estimate of page charges before you can submit the paper.  The page charge for my opus? A whopping $2380.  My employer pays, but still ... it is interesting that we have just opened up quite a bit of intellectual property but it is worth so little that we have to pay for the privilege of publishing it.

I should probably just say that I have sent in a paper to a vanity press.

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