Remove open access author fees to make more research available: Opinion


Removing the author fees for open access journals could help researchers make their work more widely available and accessible, writes McGill University Scholarly Communications Librarian Jessica Lange. Lange writes that open access journals often charge disproportionately high author fees, and these fees will continue to increase if authors continue to pay them, creating publishing privilege. As bigger publishers increase their fees, open access publications that have a no-fee model will need federal support and should be an encouraged publication model. The Conversation Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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