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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Journal accentuates positive on author charges for OA manuscripts

Bernard Perbal, APC: the toll road to continued high quality communication, Cell Communication and Signalling 2, 7 (2004). Perbal offers a justification of BioMed Central's decision to impose article processing charges (APCs) for their journals, telling readers: "Contributing to the cost of publishing by paying APCs is comparable to paying a toll for driving safely and more repaildy on good quality highways. Multiple clean, fast and safe lanes kept in good condition, with the same services provided to all customers."