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Monday, September 17, 2007

The affordability of publication fees at hybrid OA journals

Paul Guinnessy, Stakeholders Weigh Costs of Open-Access Publishing, Physics Today, August 2007.  Only the first two sentences are free online, at least so far:

When Franco Nori of Japan's RIKEN research institute published a paper on electromagnetic surface waves in Physical Review Letters earlier this year, he and his coauthors took an unusual step: They paid to make their paper freely available for anyone to read. The scheme, called “Free to Read” by PRL's publisher, the American Physical Society (APS), is part of the burgeoning open-access publishing market....

Update (2/5/08). Also see the letters to the editor in response to this article. The letters are full-text OA.