Open access (38) Myth 2: Open access journals discriminate against authors who cannot afford article processing charges (6)

7 August, 2019

As Joseph Ana says, we should continue to spread awareness of the different kinds of OA and of journals who do not have author publishing charges.

To build onto Neil and Joseph's comments, and on my earlier thoughts about a kind of information revolution, why don't we try to freeze out the OA journals that have APC? We could start a global movement to only submit articles to these "gold" route journals. I understand it's complicated and most journals charge something, even if they have waivers for researchers from LMICs or researchers who did not build this money into their grant. But global conversations & advocacy can continue to push this forward.



HIFA profile: Amelia Plant is the Portfolio & Impact Manager at Preston-Werner Ventures, a San Francisco-based foundation looking to create scalable impact at the intersection of climate change and social justice. Amelia specializes in sexual reproductive health and rights, focusing on family planning information & access. She is currently based in Cairo, Egypt. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Family Planning and the HIFA wg on Community Health Workers.

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