From: "Lars Bj°rnshauge" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2013 19:53:44 +0200
The only study I know of is one of Bj÷rks & Solomons good studies
about open access - you can find these here:
As far as I recall Bj÷rk & Solomon found that the number of OA
articles published based on APCs was more or less the same as the
number of articles published without payment of APCs. The findings are
(as I recall it) based on articles published in 2010 and based on a
It would be my guess that the proportion of articles published based
on APCs for 2012 might be slightly higher, due to the take up of
Bj÷rk & Solomons studies are highly recommended for those who would
find answers to many of the questions surrounding OA!
Director SPARc Europe
Managing Director DOAJ
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> From: <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 09:43:57 +0000
> Dear Lars,
> Thanks for sharing this link about the 70% of journals not charging
> APCs, according to the DOAJ.
> An important question however is what proportion of open access
> articles do these 70% of journals publish? Some of the biggest
> journals, such as PLOS One, charge APCs. Does anyone know of a report
> that could indicate how many open access *articles* are published with
> an author fee?
> Also important to note that some open access journals that do not
> charge APCs recoup costs through indirectly charging their authors
> through society membership fees (and the society covers all or part of
> the APCs).
> Kind regards,
> Iain Hrynaszkiewicz
> Outreach Director
> FACULTY of 1000
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> London W1T 4LB, UK
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Lars Bj°rnshauge" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 09:16:51 +0200
> to your questions below:
> The 30% of OA-journals applying APCs covers a wide range of journals ,
> many of these from PloS, BMC, Springer Open, Hindawi, Copernicus,
> Dove, MDPI etc. to a number of smaller publishers like Co-Action etc.
> The 30% figure is generated from the DOAJ where you can browse for
> journals with/without APCs -
> Allthough we haven┤t had as our first priority to check DOAJ against
> various lists of "shabby" publishers I am absolutely sure that only a
> small fraction of the 30% (2500+ journals) is listed by Beall.
> The criteria currently applied by DOAJ in the selcetion process you
> can find here -
> DOAJ will shortly launch new, tighter, even more objective,
> transparent and more detailed criteria more closely addressing the
> quality of the editorial process and openness.
> Lars Bj°rnshauge
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