Pricing principles used by Scholarly Open Access Publishers 2012-03-30


Use the link above to access the full text of the article. The current article has been self-archived by the authors at Three additional articles, including, “[1] Publication Fees in Open Access Publishing: Sources of Funding and Factors Influencing Choice of Journal [2] A Study of Open Access Journals Using Article Processing Charges [3] The Hybrid Model for Open Access Publication of Scholarly Articles – a Failed Experiment?” are also self-archived at the same site. Additionally, articles on various OA topics have been archived by Bo-Christer Bjork on his professional webpage at the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland at The abstract for the current article is as follows: “The article processing charge (APC) is currently the primary method of funding professionally published Open Access peer reviewed journals. The pricing principles of 77 OA publishers publishing over 1000 journals using APCs were studied and classified. The most commonly used pricing method is a single fixed fee, which can either be the same for all of a publisher’s journals or individually determined for each journal. Fees are usually only levied for publication of accepted papers, but there are some journals that also charge submission fees. Instead of fixed prices many publishers charge by the page or have multi-tiered fees depending on the length of articles. The country of origin of the author can also influence the pricing, in order to facilitate publishing for authors from developing countries.”



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Tags: oa.business_models oa.publishers oa.policies oa.south oa.hybrid oa.fees oa.michigan.state.u oa.hanken oa.studies oa.journals



Date tagged:

03/30/2012, 05:22

Date published:

03/29/2012, 20:47