Why is there an article processing charge (APC)?

Modified on Fri, 23 Jun 2023 at 11:41 PM

Although accessing open-access research is free, there are costs at every stage of the publication process. This includes but is not limited to running peer-review systems, copyediting and typesetting, hosting the article in perpetuity on dedicated servers and marketing. Article processing charges support these costs.


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