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    Fee waivers for open access journals

    Lawson, Stuart (2015) Fee waivers for open access journals. Publications 3 (3), pp. 155-167. ISSN 2304-6775.

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    Open access journals which charge article processing charges (APCs) sometimes offer fee waivers to authors who cannot afford to pay them. This article measures the extent of this practice among the largest toll access and open access publishers by gathering stated fee waiver policies from publishers’ websites. A majority (68.8%) were found to offer fee waivers and sometimes they are only available to authors from low- and middle-income countries. This has implications for the ability of authors without funding to publish in journals from these publishers.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): article processing charges, fee waivers, open access publishing
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Stuart Lawson
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2015 12:56
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:36


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