The growth of open access publishing in geochemistry

  title={The growth of open access publishing in geochemistry},
  author={Olivier Pourret and Dasapta Erwin Irawan and Jonathan P. Tennant and Andrew S. Hursthouse and Eric D. van Hullebusch},
  journal={Results in Geochemistry},
Abstract In this communication, we look at Open Access (OA) publishing practices in geochemistry. We examine a list of 56 journals and assess whether Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Journal Impact Factors (JIFs) appear to influence publication or not. More than 40% of articles in 2018-2019 were published OA, and about 70% of that portion in fully OA journals. These had a mean APC of US$ 900, whereas the remaining were published in hybrid journals with a higher mean APC of more than $US 1… 

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