Reducing open access publication costs for biomedical researchers in the U.S.A

Daniel Gorelick, Ye Li, Lisa Cervia, Grant Knappe
2021 MIT Science Policy Review  
Open Access (OA) publishing is a critical route for biomedical researchers to broadly disseminate their research results and comply with policies from funding agencies. A popular business model for OA publishing requires scientists to pay an article processing charge (APC). In the last two decades, APCs have risen well beyond inflation, posing a burden to scientists and funding agencies that often pay APCs on behalf of scientists. There are no policies in place that address the rising costs of
more » ... PCs. Here, we examined the history of OA in biomedical research and analyzed the benefits and limitations of different OA policies and their effects on APCs.
doi:10.38105/spr.4nu1qfjf3t fatcat:7lvennrei5fntlougcw3wa3cs4