Authors and APCs: 5 Things Academic Journal Publishers Should Know

« Many academic publishers are adopting article processing charges (APCs) to fund the publication of open access (OA) research in their journals. Yet, as some of the burden of paying for article production shifts from library subscription fees to author-side fees, insight into how it’s affecting authors is somewhat limited. How are authors paying for APCs? Do they have access to the funds that they need? And what is the author’s experience with APCs like? These are just some questions to be addressed on a wider scale as the shift towards OA publishing continues. (…) »