Fee waivers for open access journals

Lawson, Stuart Fee waivers for open access journals. Publications, 2015, vol. 3, n. 3. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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Open access journals which charge article processing charges (APCs) sometimes offer fee waivers to authors who cannot afford to pay them. This article measures the extent of this practice among the largest toll access and open access publishers by gathering stated fee waiver policies from publishers’ websites. A majority (68.8%) were found to offer fee waivers and sometimes they are only available to authors from low- and middle-income countries. This has implications for the ability of authors without funding to publish in journals from these publishers.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: article processing charges, fee waivers, open access publishing
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
Depositing user: Stuart Lawson
Date deposited: 10 Sep 2015 19:19
Last modified: 10 Sep 2015 19:19
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/25648

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