APC payments

The RIN undertook a study in August and September 2012 – commissioned by the Wellcome Trust on behalf of the Open Access Implementation Group – on the processes involved in the payment of APCs for open access publications, and the scope for improving efficiency and effectiveness by the use of intermediaries. The study involved workshops and interiews with a range of universities, publishers, funders, and possible intermediaries including subscription agents, reproduction rights organisations, a start-up company, and JISC Collections. The report is available below.

APC Intermediaries report