when paying for open access doesn’t result in open access

Jisc Collections, where I work, undertook some data collection a few months ago in order to support its negotiations with journal publishers. Information Power Ltd collected the article processing charge (APC) expenditure of 24 UK universities, which is slowly being made available on figshare. Given the well documented fact that certain publishers (notably Elsevier, but they…Continue reading when paying for open access doesn’t result in open access

Wellcome Trust APC data: correlation of APC costs with Impact Factor

The Wellcome Trust recently made data available on articles which have been made open access during 2012-13 due to APCs paid by Wellcome-funded authors. This data has since been cleaned up, improved upon, and augmented by a number of people working together (see these posts from the Open Knowledge Foundation for a summary of this work so…Continue reading Wellcome Trust APC data: correlation of APC costs with Impact Factor