I am a (very minor) author on a paper that was just accepted by the Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) journal. The following paragraph appeared in the acceptance email message.
Given that KAIS has established itself as a premier journal in knowledge systems and advanced information systems, and many of the papers published in the journal have been influential in their respective topics, I ask you to try and cite at least 3 to 5 recent, relevant papers from this journal in your final manuscript. Such citations will promote the journal's impact factor and will in turn help your own paper's influence.On a related topic, Springer charges $679/year for access to this journal. If authors wish to make their papers available online, Springer will accommodate. It has an ''open choice'' program. For only $3,000, any paper will be made available online for free. I think both of those prices are outrageous. I can't understand why we continue to allow journal publishers to get away with it.