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Open Access Fees Project: Final Report

Jisc Collections has undertaken a number of practical projects related to the emergence of gold open access as an alternative business model for scholarly journals. This work has indicated that there is a perceived lack of transparency about open access article processing fees and that the management of the funds to pay them is challenging for all stakeholders.

The most recent phase of this project commenced in March 2011 and focused on the so-called hybrid model of OA publishing and the extent to which this is an optional model offered by publishers or a transitional one as part of the move away from subscription-based to fully Gold OA.

The results of interviews and a workshop with stakeholders are presented in report below. The report has a very practical focus, making recommendations to help all stakeholders manage their responsibilities in the hybrid model in a more transparent and joined-up fashion.

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