Making the Transition to Gold Open Access

« The promise of Open Access is colored by concerns over financial models and their potential to disrupt established academic publishing. In this installment, we take a closer look at the issues surrounding the APC-supported Gold publishing model.

In the first article in this series, we examined the basics of how Open Access (OA) research articles are funded. The Gold model—relying mainly but not exclusively on Article Processing Charges or APCs—is on the rise, but subscription-based or hybrid journals are still in the majority. This is especially true in fields like medicine, where there are large numbers of subscribers who seldom publish themselves but rely on access to peer-reviewed research. (…) »