San Francisco, CA – PloS One announced today that they are changing their policy for payments of manuscripts.
This change is in response to criticism that they asked for the personal bank details of a scientist that asked for a fee waiver. The discussion can be found here: http://www.lifesci.susx.ac.uk/home/Adam_Eyre-Walker/Website/Blog/Entries/2015/1/5_Public_library_of_Science_(plos)_fee_waivers.html
Owing to the bad publicity of this cynical bait-and-switch move by the behemoth publishing giant, it has been decided that they should instead ask for at least one functioning organ from the grant-free scientist.
Speaking to The Allium, Editor in Chief Elizabeth Marincola said “Yes, it was fun for a while telling scientists that we were on their side, we were against these evil publishing houses and all that bullshit, but now we want our pound of flesh – a kidney is preferable”.
All organs can be sent by courier to
1160 Battery Street
Koshland Building East, Ste. 100
San Francisco, CA 94111 US
Authors are requested to wrap the organs carefully in absorbent paper and seal in an airtight container, to avoid any spillages onto the gold-leaf carpets of the head office or in case they excite the Siberian Tigers, or put the staff off their breakfast of white truffles.