So this is just a resource (and a list of resources) for anyone interested in becoming a financially independent scientist. Basically, I’m going to index as many relevant organizations as possible that will help you formally make a contribution to basic science. In the future, I might write a couple of articles discussing how to become one.

List of Open Access Publishers

General Book Publishers

NOTE that these publishers aren’t really peer reviewed.

List of Open Science Communities

  • OpenReview (—an “open source” science community that deals mainly with conference papers.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN) (—a large network of social (and some natural) scientists.