Open Access, Library Subscriptions, and Article Processing Charges

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/617078
Title:
Open Access, Library Subscriptions, and Article Processing Charges
Authors:
Vijayakumar, J.K. ( 0000-0003-0397-4970 ) ; Tamarkin, Molly ( 0000-0002-6698-1126 )
Abstract:
Hybrid journals contains articles behind a pay-wall to be subscribed, as well as papers made open access when author pays article processing charge (APC). In such cases, an Institution will end up paying twice and Publishers tend to double-dip. Discussions and pilot models are emerging on pricing options, such as “offset pricing,” [where APCs are adjusted or discounted with subscription costs as vouchers or reductions in next year subscriptions, APCs beyond the subscription costs are modestly capped etc] and thus reduce Institutions’ cost. This presentation will explain different models available and how can we attain a transparent costing structure, where the scholarly community can feel the fairness in Publishers’ pricing mechanisms. Though most of the offset systems are developed through national level or consortium level negotiations, experience of individual institutions, like KAUST that subscribe to large e-journals collections, is important in making right decisions on saving Institutes costs and support openness in scholarly communications.
KAUST Department:
University Library
Conference/Event name:
8th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries QQML 2016
Issue Date:
May-2016
Type:
Presentation
Appears in Collections:
Presentations; Conference Papers/Presentations

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dc.contributor.authorVijayakumar, J.K.en
dc.contributor.authorTamarkin, Mollyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-17T13:01:36Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-17T13:01:36Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/617078-
dc.description.abstractHybrid journals contains articles behind a pay-wall to be subscribed, as well as papers made open access when author pays article processing charge (APC). In such cases, an Institution will end up paying twice and Publishers tend to double-dip. Discussions and pilot models are emerging on pricing options, such as “offset pricing,” [where APCs are adjusted or discounted with subscription costs as vouchers or reductions in next year subscriptions, APCs beyond the subscription costs are modestly capped etc] and thus reduce Institutions’ cost. This presentation will explain different models available and how can we attain a transparent costing structure, where the scholarly community can feel the fairness in Publishers’ pricing mechanisms. Though most of the offset systems are developed through national level or consortium level negotiations, experience of individual institutions, like KAUST that subscribe to large e-journals collections, is important in making right decisions on saving Institutes costs and support openness in scholarly communications.en
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectopen accessen
dc.subjectscholarly communicationen
dc.subjectlibrary subscriptionen
dc.subjectoffset pricingen
dc.titleOpen Access, Library Subscriptions, and Article Processing Chargesen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Libraryen
dc.conference.date24 - 27 May, 2016en
dc.conference.name8th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries QQML 2016en
dc.conference.locationLondonen
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