Projects per year
Even so, Danish universities spend significant financial resources on Open Access publishing. Substantial fees are being paid to publish via the golden route in Open Access journals, but also in subscription-based journals via the hybrid model. The latter is especially interesting considering the practice of double-dipping, where universities not only pay for the right-to-read (via the national e-license portfolios) but also for the right-to-publish (via publication fees).
This raises the question of the scale of resources being spent on Open Access publishing by Danish universities. This DEFF project follows similar efforts in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands, monitoring how much is being spent on gold and hybrid publishing by Danish universities. The approach has been to identify the publishing ecology of Open Access and derived financial costs. Since it is difficult to gather invoice data, an economic model has been developed to estimate the total cost of publication at Danish universities.
Results show that both gold and hybrid publishing practices and expenses related to Open Access publishing in the Danish universities are increasing substantially and that monitoring efforts are required.
An executive summary with ten results and recommendations has been produced and is available here: https://zenodo.org/record/1544953.
Read more about the project: https://bit.ly/oam-dk
|Translated title of the contribution||Open Access monitor - DK: Collection, documentation and administration of Open Access publication costs in Denmark|
|Place of Publication||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Number of pages||45|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Open Access Monitor - DK (OAM-DK): Collection, documentation and administration of Open Access publication costs in Denmark
Thomsen, L., Katberg, L. R., Blaabjerg, N. J., Morthorst, A. M., Christensen, V., Brejnebøl, B., Rosenkrantz Hansen, C., Sand, A. A., Schneider, A. W., Pedersen, C. D., Mikkelsen, L. I., Hansen, L. A. J., Hansen, B. A., Andersen, D., Svendsen, M., Schelde, S., Thorst Melbye, A. & Worm Thomsen, L.
02/01/2017 → 28/12/2018