From other threads, I’ve seen quite a few people who are in grad school or engaging in research. I’m a researcher at a university engaged in a bunch of different projects related to simulation (medical and driving). Every time I try to submit a paper to a journal I hate it. The formatting requirements are all different, word counts are very small for some journals, and it takes forever for me to get the reviews back. Then, when you get the reviews, the reviewers either don’t seem to have read all of your manuscript or they give contradictory advice.
Anyway, here’s a thread for people to complain about academic journals. I think they, in general, are way too expensive for the amount of service that they provide to the academic community. I would love to hear other people’s experience with them.