Editorial: The push toward open access - el‐Azhary - 2023 - International Journal of Dermatology - Wiley Online Library
peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-02-05
"Although not new, OA is being pushed vigorously now. The aim is to allow free access to articles, all over the world. The subscription model above would be pushed aside. And who pays for this? The authors pay. Ironically, readers cannot get a magazine or a book for free, even online, but they could get a medical article for free online. The author though would pay an article processing charge (APC), maybe as high as $3,500, to the publisher in order to get their article published. Imagine, a manuscript detailing and summarizing 3–4 years of hard work, and then the author pays to publish...."