Hybrid OA: Double Dipping?

A new web article in the series on Payment for Publication from the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) went live on February 27: Addressing the ‘Double Dipping’ Charge. Dr. Danny Kingsley addresses the perception that hybrid open access journals are ‘double dipping’, receiving payment both to make an article open access and payment for the same article from subscription fees for the remainder of the journal. This is a topic of much concern and discussion among the scholarly community, although publishers are quick to claim that this is not the case. This web article cites statements about hybrid OA made by a variety of publishers and discusses whether or not the statements can be independently verified.

 

Also part of this series is the Cost of Hybrid and Do OA Funds Support Hybrid?