Is Access to Research Ever Really Free? - Enago Blog: Scientific Publication Help
"The name of the Open Access (OA) publishing model embodies the spirit of the movement that started it all back in the early 2000’s. It promised freedom from the stranglehold that the traditional academic publishing model had on their subscribers. Their history and prestige based on high citation volume made them de rigueur for any aspiring researcher looking to get published, and the journals got to decide what got published, all the while charging premium subscription fees to individual subscribers and libraries that were so steep as to force budget cuts elsewhere ..."