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Friday, July 25, 2008

Oxford lowers prices on hybrid OA journals for third year in a row

For the third year in a row, Oxford University Press has lowered the subscription prices of its hybrid Oxford Open journals to reflect growing author uptake of the OA option.  From yesterday's announcement:

Oxford Open Update

We would like to remind institutions with current standard, print-only, or online-only subscriptions that their authors are eligible for discounted open access charges. From 2009 we will also have a business model for consortia customers which will provide competitive open access charges for their authors of their respective institutions....

You may already have heard that all open access articles are now automatically deposited into PubMed Central, which is helping authors to comply with funding body requirements. Furthermore, for the third year in a row, we have adjusted our online-only prices of journals offering the optional Oxford Open model to reflect any increase in the amount of open access versus non-open access content published in each journal in 2007 compared to 2006. Updated information on our open access pricing adjustments will soon be posted [here]....