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Paid Open Access: A Comparative Study of Selected International Publishers

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Author(s): DR. RUPAK CHAKRAVARTY | DIMPLE SHARMA

Journal: International Journal of Digital Library Services
ISSN 2250-1142

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 96;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Open Access | Paid Open Access | Article Processing Charges | OA Fee | Embargo.

ABSTRACT
Open Access as emerged as a global movement in the academic sphere providing freeonline access to scholarly literature. Generally author submits a manuscript to the open access journals and after the peer-reviewing and editorial process is over the article is published for free access and download. Some publishers have developed a model in which either the author(s) or their parent organization has to pay the open access fee or article processing charges. This paper aims to provide an insight of selected international publishers who have adopted paid open access model. In the data analysis section the facts have been presented in tables and charts focusing on various aspects of paid open access. At the end of the paper some practical recommendations have been made for sustaining and removing the shortcomings of this model.
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