What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs

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An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the costs of publishing, in which I am interviewed.

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... Journal funding is achieved through means other than APCsfor example, from advertising, grants, or support from University departments or libraries. Even so, the costs remain fairly high, so this is not a particularly sustainable way to develop OA titles (Wexler, 2015). ...
This column examines the growth and impact of open access (OA) with emphasis on a UK/European perspective. It considers the various colors of OA, the impact on authors, institutions, and funders, and speculates on the future of traditional academic publishing. The author considers the pros and cons of a variety of OA methods–including the so-called ‘guerrilla OA’ services and sites– and discusses the current mandates in place for the UK's upcoming Research Excellence Framework exercise, which will report back on the research outputs produced in universities between 2014–2020.
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Budget allocation decisions have become far more complex and difficult. One obvious reason is the shift from print to electronic purchases. This along with the lack of increased funding to sustain these collections has created a scenario in which all purchasing decisions need to be made with precise planning. This article examines the fund structure review conducted at the Trinity University Coates Library, which sought to identify best practices and better capture how much is being spent on resources beyond print and electronic. More specifically, the review sought to include open access (OA) resources into the fund structure.
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