Drivers of Article Processing Charges in Open Access

  title={Drivers of Article Processing Charges in Open Access},
  author={Oliver Budzinski and Thomas Grebel and Jens Wolling and Xijie Zhang},
  journal={IO: Empirical Studies of Firms \& Markets eJournal},
Large publishing companies have been dominating scientific publishing for long, which leads to high subscription fees and inhibited access to scientific knowledge. At digital era, the opportunity of an unrestricted access appears feasible, because the cost of publishing should be low. It is no longer the readers and libraries to pay subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published. As the data shows, there is a… Expand
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