The burden of article processing charges on Canadian universities

Authors

  • Marc-André Simard École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal
  • Toluwase Asubiaro Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
  • Philippe Mongeon

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1224

Abstract

The question about the cost of access to scholarly resources is usually answered by focusing on subscription cost. This study highlights the article processing charges (APCs) paid by Canada’s research institution as an additional scholarly resource. Unpaywall database was queried with the DOIs of CARL member universities’ publication indexed in the Web of Science. We find that while Open Access should in principle reduce the cost of access to scholarly literature, we are rather in a situation where both the cost of access and the cost of publishing are increasing simultaneously.

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Published

2021-05-31

How to Cite

Simard, M.-A., Asubiaro, T., & Mongeon, P. (2021). The burden of article processing charges on Canadian universities. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais1224

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