August 29, 2014

New Report from UK: The Potential Role for Intermediaries in Managing the Payment of Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs)

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Here’s a report released on Wednesday by the Research Information Network (RIN) in the UK. It will likely be of interest to a global audience.

The Potential Role for Intermediaries in Managing the Payment of Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs)
33 pages; PDF.

From a RIN Blog Post:

We undertook a study in August and September on the processes involved in the payment of APCs for open access publications, and the scope for improving efficiency and effectiveness by the use of intermediaries. The study involved workshops and interviews with a range of universities, publishers, funders, and possible intermediaries including subscription agents, reproduction rights organisations, a start-up company, and JISC Collections.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.