Where community need tops publishing prestige

Wbile English-speaking research domains use the article processing charge model, publishing is done differently in other languages

Bianca Kramer and Cameron Neylon analyse open access research publications for the excellent COKI (as in Curtin U’s Open Knowledge Initiative).

They report that of English language research articles in OA journals only 21 per cent are in ones that don’t set APCs. But in other languages 86 per cent are not APC.

“ As is often the case, innovation rooted in community needs is more common away from traditional centres of prestige,” they write.