Elsevier: among the world's largest open access publishers as of 2016

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Title: Elsevier: among the world's largest open access publishers as of 2016
Authors: Morrison, Heather
Date: Jan-2017
Abstract: Highlights of this broad-brush case study of Elsevier’s open access (OA) journals as of 2016: Elsevier offers 511 fully OA journals and 2,149 hybrids. Most fully OA journals do not charge article processing charges (APCs). APCs of fully OA journals average $660 US ($1,731 excluding no-fee journals); hybrid OA averages $2,500. A practice termed author nominal copyright is observed, where copyright is in the name of the author although the author contract is essentially a copyright transfer. The prospects for a full Elsevier flip to OA via APC payments for articles going forward are considered and found to be problematic.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35779
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5260/chara.18.3.53
CollectionSciences de l'information // Information Studies - Publications
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