Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis Address “Double-Dipping”

Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis, two of the largest publishers of academic material, have struck a deal to reduce the cost of their subscriptions in order to offset the profits they are receiving from article processing charges, paid by authors who want to make their work open access.

This practice of “double-dipping”, in which publishers are essentially being paid twice for the same content, has attracted a lot of criticism from proponents of open access and librarians alike.

For more information about the approved deal and how the system of “double-dipping” works, refer to the article published this Wednesday on researchresearch.com.