Open access: The true cost of science publishing : Nature News & Comment

Great link on True Cost of Science #Publishing: $5K/article with #openaccess giving clearer view on costs MT @Richvn

Interesting discussion on the cost of scientific publishing. It appears that the open access model, in addition to having free access to the content, is also giving people a much more open view of the cost. This is because most of the costs are upfront and clear to see author paid charges as opposed to being hidden in secret contracts to libraries. A number of the journals have a cost of
~$5000/article going down to as low as ~$1300 for PLoS ONE.
It is claimed that some of the marquee subscription
publishers such as Nature have costs of >$30,000/article
and it is interesting thinking about how to meld these

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