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Socha, Beata. “How Much Do Top Publishers Charge for Open Access?” Open Service. April 20, 2017 https://openscience.com/how-much-do-top-publishers-charge-for-open-access/

Google English: "How much do the top commercial publishers charge for having an article in open access?

The four major players in the publishing industry, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Taylor & Francis, have adopted open access (Open Access, OA), through the modality "The author pays" although in different degrees. They have also used very different strategies in terms of how much they charge their authors. For any author wishing to publish their Open Access research in any of these journals, they probably need to know what the publishing market has to offer and what price range exists. The primary data comes from the official price lists of publishers available on their websites.

Two of the major scientific publishing platforms such as Elsevier and Springer have a sizable portfolio of OA journals. Elsevier has around 500 titles, Springer a little over 530, more than half of which were added to its portfolio through the acquisition of BioMed Central in 2008. For both market leaders, OA's magazines represent almost 20% of your total portfolio.

However, the similarities end there, since the two main players have very different pricing strategies for their OA journals. Elsevier's processing charges for articles (APC) range from $ 65 insignificant amounts to what could be called "outrageous" sums of around $ 5,000 for The Lancet Global Health, its leading OA flagship magazine. However, if considered more carefully, most of Elsevier's OA journals do not impose any APC on their authors. 40% of Elsevier's magazines have a remarkably symmetrical distribution. Less than 10% of Elsevier's OA magazines charge from $ 1,000 to $ 1,000, while almost the same number charges more than $ 3,000. Meanwhile, the remaining 20% ​​of their journals are priced between 1,000 and 3,000 dollars in terms of APC.

Converted to euros, the average fees of the authors of the Elsevier magazines that charge APC amount to 1,637 euros. This is well below the average rate in PLoS which is 2,212 euros and in Wiley's OA journals of an average of 2,112 euros, as well as in BioMed with 1,771 euros, which is still higher than those of Springer and Taylor & Francis .

Springer's average APC of € 1,024 (not including free magazines) seems surprisingly low compared to its main competitor. APC's price for more than 44% of all its magazines ranges from € 750 to € 1,500, while its flagship magazine, AAPS Open, charges an unimpressive € 2,035 per item. Of course, its BioMed Central product portfolio is slightly more expensive, with APC ranging from € 850 to € 2,420, with an average cost of processing items of € 1,771. However, in general, Springer seems to be much more equal in its pricing policy than its Dutch rival...."



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06/07/2018, 16:58

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