Different models in science communication

arXiv

(not-for-profit, free submissions)
arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

bioRxiv
(not-for-profit, free submissions)
bioRxiv (pronounced “bio-archive”) is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution.

The Self-Journal of Science   
(not-for-profit, free submissions)
SJS is an open repository that provides a free service of peer review, evaluation and classification all based on Science ethics, i.e. through open and verifiable community-wide processes. You are welcome to use SJS for its inherent scientific merits while having your works published in academic journals.

The ReScience Journal
(not-for-profit; free submissions)
ReScience is a peer-reviewed journal that targets computational research and encourages the explicit replication of already published research, promoting new and open-source implementations in order to ensure that the original research is reproducible.

Matters
(for-profit, $150 for non-profits)
At Matters, we publish the true unit of science, the observation. You make an observation, make sure it’s solid and ethically sound, and then submit it to us. We guide your manuscript through triple-blind peer review, ensuring that your data is evaluated solely on its merits, rather than on who you are or where you work. Furthermore, we guarantee publication of all scientifically solid observations.

F1000Research       
(for-profit, $150-1000 depending upon article size)
F1000Research uses an author-led process, publishing all scientific research within a few days. Open, invited peer review of articles is conducted after publication, focusing on scientific soundness rather than novelty or impact.

PeerJ
(for-profit; preprints- free; a subscription membership model for of $99-299 for peer reviewed articles).
PeerJ is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. It considers and publishes Research Articles in the Biological and Medical Sciences. It aims for rapid decision making and will publish articles as soon as they are ready.

Academia.edu
(for-profit)
Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow.

RIO
(for profit; various pricing for different publishable units)
The Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal publishes all outputs of the research cycle, including: project proposals, data, methods, workflows, software, project reports and research articles together on a single collaborative platform, with the most transparent, open and public peer-review process. Our scope encompasses all areas of academic research, including science, technology, humanities and the social sciences.

Science Open
ScienceOpen is a freely accessible research network to share and evaluate scientific information. We aggregate Open Access articles from a variety of sources – opening them up to commenting and discussion. Manuscripts submitted to ScienceOpen will be published Open Access and evaluated in a fully transparent post-publication peer review process.

The Winnower
(for profit; Free to post, $25 to assign DOI and archive, Unlimited publishing @ $200/year)
The Winnower is a scholarly publishing platform primarily focused on publishing grey literature (blogs, student essays, grants, peer reviews, how-to’s, scholarly reddit AMAs).  Our publications are automatically typeset, permanently archived, and assigned a digital object identifier via Crossref.  We employ open post-publication peer review in a model that is author-directed.