The APA and publishing costs | Alex Holcombe's blog

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-06-15

Summary:

"This is a follow-up to my previous post, which was about the APA issuing take-down notices and how you can post preprints to keep your science open.

In a survey last year asking vision researchers’ priorities for journals, the top responses included:

'open access', 'Full academic or professional society control' ; 'Low cost' ; and 'transparent financial accounts'.

Notably, APA is one of the few publishers in the area of perception that has not provided a response to the concerns highlighted by the survey results. Most articles they publish are available only by subscription but APA makes select articles fully open access for a $3,000 fee typically charged to the authors or their funders. That is a relatively high fee.

From their annual report we know the APA receives $11 million/year in journal subscription revenue, and $67 million in other licensing revenue but the report does not break down the $17 million in 'publication production' costs, so it is difficult to evaluate how they are using the $3,000 open access fees."

Link:

https://alexholcombe.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/the-apa-and-publishing-costs/

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Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » lterrat's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.new oa.comment oa.apa oa.psychology oa.societies oa.takedowns oa.open_science oa.authors oa.publishing oa.fees oa.attitudes oa.costs oa.economics_of oa.publishers

Date tagged:

06/15/2017, 01:18

Date published:

06/14/2017, 21:18