Who pays for open access? In this learning module, we explore a variety of funding models and sources, such as Article Processing Charges (APCs) and journal 'flipping', and discuss the implications of each.


Open Access: The Future of Funding Who Pays the Freight? Open Access: The Future of Funding

In this on-demand webcast, our experts explore the radical re-thinking toward a large-scale APC-based business model that could work well for many scientific disciplines. Attendees will get a clearer understanding of exactly what has been recommended, the evidence in support, and the arguments against.



"Are Open Access journals easier or harder to evaluate than subscription based journals?"
(Anneliese Taylor, Apr 2017)

"What are some best practices for Gold Open Access journals?"
(Lisa Schiff, Apr 2017)

"What are the economic or reputation implications of Open Science for institutions?"
(Kelly Gonzalez, Jan 2017)

"What about the economics of products developed through Open Science?"
(Kelly Gonzalez, Jan 2017)

"What are your thoughts about open access funding and sustainability?"
(Sayeed Choudhury, Dec 2016)

"What was your thought process when creating Knowledge Unlatched?"
(Dr. Frances Pinter, May 2016)

"Are you positive that the funding sustainability is there for open access?"
(Heather Joseph, Apr 2016)

"What do you say to people who claim that OA publications can all be done for free?"
(MacKenzie Smith, Mar 2016)

"How sustainable are the 70% of open access publishers that don't charge fees?"
(Peter Suber, Feb 2016)



image Flipping Journals to Open Access
Posted Jun 22, 2016
Mandates from governments, funding sources, and institutions, have made the switch to open access all but inevitable[...]

image Making the Transition to Gold Open Access
Posted May 19, 2016
Advocates of Gold OA point out that the delays and embargos associated with Green OA archiving can hinder progress in fast-moving areas[...]

image Who Pays for Open Access?
Posted Mar 3, 2016
The theory of Open Access (OA) predates the Internet, but the web has made it a full-fledged phenomenon for scientific and medical journals[...]