Open access: The true cost of science publishing

@article{Noorden2013OpenAT,
  title={Open access: The true cost of science publishing},
  author={Richard Van Noorden},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={495},
  pages={426-429}
}
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Anatomy of open access publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure
TLDR
OA journal publishing is disrupting the dominant subscription-based model of scientific publishing, having rapidly grown in relative annual share of published journal articles during the last decade.
A study of open access journals using article processing charges
TLDR
This study studied the APCs charged and article volumes of journals that were listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals as charging APCs, finding that Professionally published journals had substantially higher APCs than journals published by societies, universities, or scholars/researchers.