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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science$
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Michael Hochberg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804789.001.0001

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The Cost of Publishing

The Cost of Publishing

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(p.164) 22 The Cost of Publishing
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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science
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Michael Hochberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0022

The cost of publishing is hotly debated. Until the 1990s, publication was either free of charge, paid per page or per article, or covered partially or completely if subscribing to a journal or if a member of the academic society overseeing a journal. A major shift occurred in the early 2000s when new “Open Access” publishers made articles freely available for all to read and reuse, with article processing charges being covered by the author. This chapter discusses the paradigm shift and how it has changed the landscape of who pays for scientific publication.

Keywords:   Article processing charges, subscriptions, open access, profits, surplus

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