[open-science] First copy costs of scientific articles - a short overview

Ulrich Herb u.herb at scinoptica.com
Fri Apr 25 10:11:34 UTC 2014

Dear lists,

while working on my dissertation thesis I gathered - more or less as a 
by-product - information from studies and reports on the (first copy) 
costs of a scientific article. As a result, it can only be noted that 
the information available on these costs (and related costs as margins) 
are very difficult to compare. This confirms my impression that there is 
a huge lack of transparency in the scientific publications market. You 
will find a table with the (very raw) results form my synopsis her: 

The information is also available via GitHub 
(https://github.com/scinoptica/article_costs.git). Of course I know that 
this overview is really premature, but I just wanted to let other people 
interested in scientific publishing know that it exists - so please feel 
free to improve/ update the data or add new information.

Best regards

scinoptica science consulting & publishing consulting
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