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Fee Waivers for Open Access Journals

Birkbeck, Department of English and Humanities, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK
Academic Editor: Remedios Melero
Publications 2015, 3(3), 155-167; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications3030155
Received: 23 June 2015 / Accepted: 30 July 2015 / Published: 5 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Access)
Open access journals which charge article processing charges (APCs) sometimes offer fee waivers to authors who cannot afford to pay them. This article measures the extent of this practice among the largest toll access and open access publishers by gathering stated fee waiver policies from publishers’ websites. A majority (68.8%) were found to offer fee waivers and sometimes they are only available to authors from low- and middle-income countries. This has implications for the ability of authors without funding to publish in journals from these publishers. View Full-Text
Keywords: article processing charges; fee waivers; open access publishing article processing charges; fee waivers; open access publishing
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Lawson, S. Fee Waivers for Open Access Journals. Publications 2015, 3, 155-167.

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