Estimated costs of implementing an open access policy at a private foundation | bioRxiv

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"Background: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) was interested in understanding the potential effects of a policy requiring open access to peer-reviewed publications resulting from the research the foundation funds. Methods: We collected data on more than 2000 publications in over 500 journals that were generated by GBMF grantees since 2001. We then examined the journal policies to establish how two possible open access policies might have affected grantee publishing habits. Results: We found that 99.3% of the articles published by grantees would have complied with a policy that requires open access within 12 months of publication. We also estimated the maximum annual costs to GBMF for covering fees associated with "gold open access" to be between $400,000 and $2,600,000 annually. Discussion: Based in part on this study, GBMF has implemented a new open access policy that requires grantees make peer-reviewed publications fully available within 12 months."


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Tags: oa.costs oa.implementation oa.policies oa.policies.funders oa.economics_of oa.funders.private oa.funders oa.journals

Date tagged:

08/18/2017, 13:35

Date published:

08/18/2017, 07:50