A Plea for Fairer Sharing of the True Costs of Publication

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Abstract

Imagine a university invoicing all graduating students for both the costs of their study program and the tuition fees of their peers who dropped out along the way.

While this situation would strike most as unfair, something analogous happens in the world of scholarly publishing through the charging of open access fees.

In this post we will explore how restructuring APC (Article Processing Charge) pricing can lead to fairer cost allocation in scholarly communication.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSociety for Scholarly Publishing
EditionThe Scholarly Kitchen
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Business model
  • Open Access
  • APC
  • Scholarly communication
  • publishing
  • Academic publishing
  • Academic journals

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