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Open Access at Washington University

Information about open access publishing options and issues

On OA and Money

OASIS describes OA business models and provides case studies



By scanning the Social Sciences subject areas in the DOAJ one can see which and how many of the included journals have front-end publication fees.  The table below reflects an approximation:

Subject Journals w/ Pub Fee Total Journals
Anthropology 9 74
Education 33 465
Ethnology 2 25
Gender Studies 1 32
Library and Infor Science 4.5 117
Media & Communication 9 96
Psychology 21 152
Sociology 18



SHERPA/RoMEO lists Pusblisher's paid OA option - Publishers' paid open access options, allow authors to deposit their articles immediately in open access repositories upon payment of a fee. The same publishers may also allow authors to deposit after an embargo period without payment of a fee.

Where a publishers' standard policy does not allow an author to comply with their funding agency's mandate (see JULIET), paid open access options may enable an author to comply

Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2010