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06.07.2020

New Publication: Drivers of Article Processing Charges in Open Access

FG Wirtschaftstheorie

Oliver Budzinski, Thomas Grebel, Jens Wolling and Xijie Zhang (all TU Ilmenau) have published a paper on the topic: Drivers of Article Processing Charges in Open Access in the reputable journal Scientometrics. The article is published under open access and now is freely accessible online. 

This study sheds light on the various determinants of article process charges (APC) in open access publishing. Based on data from the OpenAPC Initiative, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Journal Impact Factor and the Essential Science Indicators of Web of Science, the authors employ ANOVA and multivariate regressions to analyze the effects of publisher market power, inter alia, through market concentration, market position of individual publishers (publisher size), and the choice of hybrid publishing model.  

This research of authors from the Institute of Economics and from the Institute of Media and Communication Science was funded by the internal research initiative of the Department of Economic Sciences and Media.