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Assessing the size of the affordability problem in scholarly publishing

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RT @brembs: @YTrolez @SoundofScFr @SebVidalChem @SpringerNature @ChemRxiv Few people know. Which is why @SciPubLab and I wrote an article s…
RT @brembs: @YTrolez @SoundofScFr @SebVidalChem @SpringerNature @ChemRxiv Few people know. Which is why @SciPubLab and I wrote an article s…
@BorisLenhard @drdevangm @marc_rr @nature Rationally, we should completely defund all journals as they promote unreliable science https://t.co/kSaM6Juaru charge 10 times what publishing costs https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g and thereby prevent modern infrastructure from being implemented, e.g. https://t.co/WefCqtvyab
RT @brembs: @YTrolez @SoundofScFr @SebVidalChem @SpringerNature @ChemRxiv Few people know. Which is why @SciPubLab and I wrote an article s…
RT @brembs: Our new preprint on article costs (not price!) is out: https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g Gist (in US$): - preprints et al: ~10 - represen…
RT @brembs: Our new preprint on article costs (not price!) is out: https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g Gist (in US$): - preprints et al: ~10 - represen…
@kareem_carr @Alexis_Verger @lakens @MullinsLab https://t.co/wZOdrLaJyt
RT @brembs: @YTrolez @SoundofScFr @SebVidalChem @SpringerNature @ChemRxiv Few people know. Which is why @SciPubLab and I wrote an article s…
@YTrolez @SoundofScFr @SebVidalChem @SpringerNature @ChemRxiv Few people know. Which is why @SciPubLab and I wrote an article summarizing the costs of publishing, which, in contrast to price, is only a few hundred $/€: https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g Yes, academic publishing is insanely profitable.
@BerndPulverer @brembs @lisalibrarian @Protohedgehog @SciPubLab Bernd, 1. Could you imagine to have a section with news etc, available only for subscribers, and a Gokd OA section with articles and reviews? 2. it's not a comparison to preprint servers I am striving for, but with the results of this paper https://t.co/L8puzwhnE5
RT @brembs: Our new preprint on article costs (not price!) is out: https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g Gist (in US$): - preprints et al: ~10 - represen…
RT @brembs: Our new preprint on article costs (not price!) is out: https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g Gist (in US$): - preprints et al: ~10 - represen…
RT @hylanjac: Breakdown of costs of publishing an academic article from @brembs and @SciPubLab. Conservative est. of publication costs of $…
RT @dimitriforero: Publishing costs of scholarly articles: from US$200 to about US$1,000 each. Publication costs for a representative journ…
Publishing costs of scholarly articles: from US$200 to about US$1,000 each. Publication costs for a representative journal around US$400. Are we paying too much? https://t.co/HFniVjFtmQ
See also that recent article about publication *cost* and #APC by @brembs and me: https://t.co/phnWP2s4y2 https://t.co/ywYAaHcTAi
43 days ago
RT @dan_marinazzo: @_jesusmcortes This by Grossman and @brembs It's beyond the 3k, before that institutions were paying (and still are) so…
@_jesusmcortes This by Grossman and @brembs It's beyond the 3k, before that institutions were paying (and still are) some absurd amount. https://t.co/ZoPZepEIUM
50 days ago
@JohanRooryck @MsPhelps @YvonneCampfens @martin_eve @Frontiers @MDPI @ubiquitypress @mitpress @QSS_ISSI At the same time, it's most of what we currently pay for. Publication costs are, on average, only 15% of what we currently are paying, see, e.g., Fig. 1 here: https://t.co/BE66nqDPYd If institutions won't pay for prestige, the precariate will feel forced to pay.
RT @brembs: @egonwillighagen @JohanRooryck @MsPhelps @martin_eve Thanks, Egon, for bringing this up. This is very similar to what I tried t…
53 days ago
@ajrbyers @martin_eve https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g
RT @brembs: @egonwillighagen @JohanRooryck @MsPhelps @martin_eve Thanks, Egon, for bringing this up. This is very similar to what I tried t…
53 days ago
@egonwillighagen @JohanRooryck @MsPhelps @martin_eve Thanks, Egon, for bringing this up. This is very similar to what I tried to argue separately yesterday and which was one of the motivations to try and find out what the actual costs would be: https://t.co/GtzRD0CM5g
56 days ago
@hjpimentel If our institutions weren't wasting their money on antiquated subscriptions but would use the money saved by publishing in a modern way on our digital infrastructure, there would be no need to host this important data with Google: https://t.co/BE66nqDPYd
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Competing Interests

Björn Brembs is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Alexander Grossmann analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, approved the final draft.

Björn Brembs prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Figshare: 10.6084/m9.figshare.8118197

https://figshare.com/articles/Journal_Production_Cost_010519_xlsx/8118197

Funding

The authors received no funding for this work.


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