January 28, 2022

UK: Two More Scholarly Publishers Agree to Reduce Subscription Costs Against OA Payments Received

From the University College London (UCL):

UCL welcomes the news that two major academic publishers are to reduce the costs of their subscriptions against payments they receive to publish open-access articles from 2015.


In response to pressure from the academic community, with vocal input from UCL, a number of publishers have now acknowledged the unsatisfactory nature of these arrangements for the total cost of ownership (sometimes unhelpfully described as ‘double-dipping’).

In an agreement negotiated by JISC Collections, the publishers Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis have joined the Institute of Physics in reducing the costs of their subscriptions.

Read the Announcement

See Also: JISC Releases Data and Report on the Total Cost of Ownership (Journal Subscriptions + APC Payments)

About Gary Price

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.