[IRTalk] bjoern.brembs.blog » How gold open access may make things worse

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 18:12:32 SAST 2016

What would be worse? Universal gold open access – that is, every publisher
charges the authors what they want for making the articles publicly
accessible. Take the case of Emerald, a publisher which recently raised
their article processing charges (APCs) by a whopping 70%. When asked for
the reason for their price-hike, they essentially answered “because we can“

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