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Open access fees hike universities’ journal bills

Today in THE – Times Higer Education – they published a graph indicating the cost of journal subscriptions. The graphic also shows the cost of open access article processing charges (APCs) that the universities paid to “hybrid” journals, which offer both open access and subscription-only content, plus administrative costs. The figures shed light on the scale of “double dipping”, where universities must pay both subscription fees and APCs to a publisher. Read more…

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