Transparency to hybrid open access through publisher-provided metadata: An article-level study of Elsevier

« With the growth of open access (OA), the financial flows in scholarly journal publishing have become increasingly complex, but comprehensive data and transparency into these flows are still lacking. The opaqueness is especially concerning for hybrid OA, where subscription-based journals publish individual articles as OA if an optional fee is paid. This study addresses the lack of transparency by leveraging Elsevier article metadata and provides the first publisher-level study of hybrid OA uptake and invoicing. (…) »

source >, Najko Jahn, Lisa Matthias, Mikael Laakso, 9 février 2021, arXiv:2102.04789