We previously asked about what arguments to use to convince co-authors to publish their preprints at arxiv/biorxiv.
A new blog post by impactstory covers the next step of the process, which is to convince everyone to publish in “Megajournals”, or open-access online journals like PLOS One, BMJ open, etc.
In an ideal world, where a paper is published should not be an issue, because you are judged by your intellectual contributions, right? Sadly, many superficial academics still decide whether a paper is good or bad based on journal, citation count, # of retweets, university of researchers and so on. If you are in that kind of business, the linked article addresses the following points to help you.
1. My co-authors wont want to publish in megajournals
2. No one in my field will find out about it
3. My CV will look like I couldnt publish in good journals
(and always remember, a highly cited flawed paper is still a flawed paper).