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A practical guide to preprints: accelerating scholarly communication

This resource provides a practical and informative guide for researchers on how to post and use preprints, and for the general public (journalists, patients, healthcare workers, etc.) on how to interpret the research published through preprints.
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Drivers of article processing charges in open access

It is no longer readers and libraries paying subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published to allow unrestricted access. Data shows a tremendous variance in article processing charges (APC) across journals, and this study...
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Is it such a big deal? On the cost of journal use in the digital era

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...
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The world’s approach toward publishing in Springer and Elsevier’s APC-funded Open Access journals

This study explored tendencies of the world’s countries—at individual and scientific development levels—toward publishing in APC-funded open access journals. Given the reliance of the APC (Article Processing Costs) model on authors’ affluence and motivation, its affordability and sustainability have been challenged.