Can I afford to publish? A dilemma for African scholars.

  title={Can I afford to publish? A dilemma for African scholars.},
  author={Addisu Mekonnen and Colleen T. Downs and Edu O. Effiom and Mohamed Kibaja and Michael J. Lawes and Patrick A. Omeja and Fanomezana Mihaja Ratsoavina and Onja H. Razafindratsima and Dipto Sarkar and Nils Chr. Stenseth and Colin A. Chapman},
  journal={Ecology letters},
With open-access publishing authors often pay an article processing charge and subsequently their article is freely available online. These charges are beyond the reach of most African academics. Thus, the trend towards open-access publishing will shift the business model from a pay-wall model, where access to literature is limited, to a pay-to-publish one, where African scholars cannot afford to publish. We explore the costs of publishing and the ability of African scholars to afford to… 
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