It has been suggested that the academic journal landscape might become dominated by a few mega journals in the future, at least in terms of total number of articles published.
Megajournals are also disrupting[clarification needed]
the market of article processing charges
Their business model may not motivate reviewers, who donate their time to "influence their field, gain exposure to the most current cutting edge research or list their service to a prestigious journal on their CVs."
Finally, they may no longer serve as "fora for the exchange ... among colleagues in a particular field or sub-field", as traditionally happened in scholarly journals.
To counter that indiscrimination, PLOS ONE
, the prototypical megajournal, has started to "package relevant articles into subject-specific collections."