Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2021     Views: 3

The majority of fully Open Access journals have article processing charges (APCs) supported by universities or not-for-profit societies.

  • APCs also vary greatly between journals and publishers.
  • Gold OA publishing can be the most expensive, particularly in 'hybrid' journals.
  • This route may involve a charge but ensures immediate and permanent access to the work. 
  • The publication cost, known as an APC (Article Processing Charge), is either covered by the author/s or their institution. 
  • Refer to the 'Open Access Fee Support' page to see if you are eligible to have your APC covered.
  • Some researchers, intent on ensuring OA for their work, anticipated APC costs in their list of funding requirements in grant applications.
  • A list of fully open access journals can be found on the DOAJ website.
  • The cOAlition S has rolled out a ‘Journal Checker Tool’ to let researchers see their compliant publishing options for any journal. Need to know more? Review, here

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