Peter Suber - Google+ - A misleading survey

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"The survey definition of gold OA leaves two false and harmful impressions: first that all (or even most) OA journals charge APCs, and second, that all (or even most) APCs are paid by authors. But most OA journals charge no APCs, and most authors even at those APC-charging journals don't pay them. In fact, only 3.7% of authors who publish in OA journals overall (12% of 31%) pay APCs....I urge Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable to withdraw this misleading survey. The misinformation in the preface will make the results worthless. Please rewrite it, and then relaunch it. In the meantime, I urge people not to take this survey."


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Date tagged:

04/05/2013, 10:48

Date published:

04/05/2013, 06:48