Roads to Open Access: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | ERCIM News

The Scientific Board of the French CNRS Institute for Mathematics (INSMI) has recently made the following recommendations to French mathematicians for their publications:
– Do not choose the author-pays option for open access, especially for hybrid journals (a hybrid journal is a subscription-based journal, in which authors are given the option of paying publication fees (APC) to make their own article freely available);
– Do not include in funding requests such publication fees (known as APC, author processing charges).
These recommendations perfectly illustrate the rejection of the author-pays model by French mathematicians, and more widely, by European ones […]

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