Wellcome Trust Funding directed to Open Access Fees

Wellcome Trust | March 12, 2014

A new report, commissioned by a consortium of major research funders, identifies options for developing an effective market for open access article processing charges.


From KenT Anderson at the Scholarly Kitchen “The minimum spent by Wellcome on an APC was US$75, while the maximum APC was nearly US$22,000, which was the APC for an OA book published by Macmillan, the parent of Nature Publishing Group. The highest article APC was US$10,000, which was for a publication called Public Service Review, a magazine apparently geared to policymakers in the UK. The publication may not be available any longer, as its web site is turning up missing.”

For more on Anderson’s commentary see: http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2014/03/21/wellcome-money-in-this-example-of-open-access-funding-the-matthew-effect-dominates/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ScholarlyKitchen+%28The+Scholarly+Kitchen%29