Open-access publishing fees deter researchers in the global south.

@article{Kwon2022OpenaccessPF,
  title={Open-access publishing fees deter researchers in the global south.},
  author={Diana Kwon},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2022}
}
  • Diana Kwon
  • Published 16 February 2022
  • Medicine
  • Nature
3 Citations
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TLDR
Emerging evidence suggests that authors in low income countries can be disadvantaged by current author-directed fees in the open access framework, a problem that needs to be tackled.

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Assessing the effect of article processing charges on the geographic diversity of authors using Elsevier’s “Mirror Journal” system
Abstract Journals publishing open access (OA) articles often require that authors pay article processing charges (APC). Researchers in the Global South often cite APCs as a major financial obstacle