Article Processing Charges (APCs) and the new enclosure of research

« In 2020 we estimate the annual revenues from article processing charges (APCs) among major scholarly journal publishers to have exceeded 2 billion US dollars. Alongside these revenues, a pattern of mergers and takeovers in the industry indicate that publishers find APCs to be an even more profitable business model than subscriptions. (…) »

source >, Gunnar Sivertsen, Lin Zhang, 11 août 2022