Library seeks feedback on Open Access APCs.
The discussion continues on campus about the possibilities of an Open Access system of publishing that is low/no cost to researchers and readers.
Article Processing Charges (APCs) are publication fees charged by some academic journals to make research articles open access. There are two reasons for these fees: open access journals with no subscription costs sometimes charge APCs to cover operational costs, and traditional journals with subscriptions charge APCs to recoup the money they lose for making articles freely available. The cost of APCs range from under $100 to above $3,000, and costs vary drastically by discipline.
The library would like to know what you think. What do you consider a reasonable Article Processing Charge for open access publication in your discipline?
b. less than $500
c. $501 - $1,000
d. $1,001 - $2,000
e. $2,001 - $3000
f. over $3,000
To offer input, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your discipline in the reply.