Article processing charges in OA journals: relationship between price and quality

@article{Bjrk2015ArticlePC,
  title={Article processing charges in OA journals: relationship between price and quality},
  author={Bo-Christer Bj{\"o}rk and David J. Solomon},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={103},
  pages={373-385}
}
The subscription prices of peer-reviewed journals have in the past not been closely related to the scientific quality. This relationship has been further obscured by bundled e-licenses. The situation is different for Open Access (OA) journals that finance their operations via article processing charges (APCs). Due to competition and the fact that authors are often directly involved in making APC payments from their own or other limited funds, APC pricing has so far been sensitive to the quality… 

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