If you live in states other than California, Florida, Massachusetts, or Virginia, trying to get your hands on a free copy of your state’s legally binding codes may prove to be a difficult task because of copyright protections.
On Tuesday, July 17, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released of a consensus study report, Open Science by Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research
Hybrid journals offer flexibility to authors by providing them with a choice of publishing models. However, over the years, they have come under significant scrutiny and criticism, such as double-dipping and high APCs. There is a need to strike a balance between open access movement and compensation for publishers.
With Article Publishing Charge (APC) becoming the model of choice for open access movement, what does it mean for authorship and open access when APCs are high?