The costs and benefits to the research community of Open Access: A briefing paper

This briefing paper describes where the main costs lie in providing Open Access and in the traditional subscription-based system. It provides indicative costs for Green and Gold Open Access and summarises studies to date on the comparative costs of different systems of scholarly communication.

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Authors: Alma Swan
Publication year: 2016
Language: English (EN)
Level of knowledge: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required
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