Should open access lead to closed research? The trends towards paying to perform research

« Open Access (OA) emerged as an important transition in scholarly publishing worldwide during the past two decades. So far, this transition is increasingly based on article processing charges (APC), which create a new paywall on the researchers’ side. Publishing is part of the research process and thereby necessary to perform research. This study analyses the global trends towards paying to perform research by combing observed trends in publishing from 2015 to 2020 with an APC price list. (…) »

source >, Lin Zhang, Yahui Wei, Ying Huang, Gunnar Sivertsen, 27 mai 2022,