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- It costs more than three times as much to publish an article in a humanities or social-science journal as it does to publish one in a science, technical, or medical, or STM, journal.
- The author-pays approach works well enough in STM fields, in which grant money is easier to come by – not the case in the chronically underfunded fields covered by the study. Authors in the STM field have ways of financing the publication of their articles that authors in the humanities and social sciences simply do not have.
- The findings are pointing us away from author-pays open access toward figuring out what other open access models could work for humanities and social sciences journals.
- How are humanities and social science journals different from STM journals?
- Which Open Access model(s) are sustainable for HSS publishers?
- Where would the money come from to support ‘gold’ OA in HSS journals?
- If HSS articles are posted to an OA repository how long should the embargo period be?