The cost of Open Access under the acamemic publishing oligopoly

This study focuses on the cost and profit of OA publishing since 2010 by analyzing the publishing market as well as article processing charges for gold and hybrid open access journal publications. More specifically, we aim to answer the following research questions:

  • What are the costs associated with articles processing charges for open access journal articles?
  • How much does the academic community (i.e., countries, funders, universities) pay for publishing gold and hybrid open access articles?
  • How much revenues does large publishers generate through open access fees?
Stefanie Haustein
Stefanie Haustein
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).

Leigh-Ann Butler
Leigh-Ann Butler
Master’s Student, University of Ottawa
Marc-André Simard
Marc-André Simard
PhD Student, Université de Montréal

Marc-André is a Ph.D. student in Information science at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (Université Laval) and a Master’s degree in Information Science (Université de Montréal). His research focuses on bibliometrics, open access, and science policy.