The price of research open access

For-profit journal publisher Emerald announces a seminar to consider whether “research output fit for the future”

“For research to drive change, it needs to be accessible and engaging for those both inside and outside of academia,” the blurb observes, setting the question “what are the challenges that could stand in the way of change within the research ecosystem?”

“The $US 3370 Emerald charges for green open access to an article in one of its journals comes to mind,” a learned reader suggests.

Journal giant Taylor and Francis also wants to help researchers report their work, by publishing open access

“OA makes published academic research freely and permanently available on-line., it explains.  The publisher’s article processing charges range from US$600 to US$4800.