Slowing down the Gold Rush: a community resource to keep track of expensive APCs - Open Access and Digital Scholarship Blog
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A blog post by the open access team at Imperial College London, UK. In the post they explain the raitoanle for wanted to create a shared community reseource to track expensive Article Processing Charges.
"[I]t can sometimes be easy to lose sight of what we are actually authorising each time we approve an application: namely, the payment of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’/charities’/institutions’ money to (often exceptionally profitable) publishers"
"Although at Imperial we have not yet introduced a cap for the APCs we will pay, this is something that is likely to be rolled out by funders in the near future, so we think it is important to record the APCs we have paid for already that were particularly costly."
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