Open Access Key: a new system for managing author publication payments :

« With the establishment of the ‘author pays’ scholarly publishing model and the increasing trend for open access mandates from research funders, have infrastructure and resources developed sufficiently to support the additional financial and time pressures that participants now face? Individual researchers, their universities and research funders, and the publishers themselves, all have a part to play in processing and managing individual fees. It appears there is a need from all participants in the industry to make provision to encompass the administration of the publication charges required by many open access publishers. Open Access Key (OAK) is a new global company with an innovative and cost-effective solution which could provide value to all parties involved in these transactions. »

URL : http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp/2012/00000025/00000003/art00004

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