Where the money flows and revenue grows: analyzing open access article processing charges


This talk touches on a current research project that explores the amount of APCs paid by Tri-Agency grant holders when publishing OA. Researchers more often use large amounts of grant funds to pay for OA costs (APCs), which means public tax dollars are being streamed into the revenues of large commercial publishers. It is important to monitor and collect data on APC spend, especially as the APC market continues to grow, costs inflate, and business models change.

Apr 28, 2021 10:45 AM
Leigh-Ann Butler
Leigh-Ann Butler
University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Leigh-Ann Butler is a Master’s student in the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her thesis examines the economics of open access publishing and research funding. She currently works as a Policy Analyst with Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council where she focuses her work on Open Access.