B – Open access publishing

Jones R. Open access publishing: a new direction for medical journals. The British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 2012;62(603):514-515

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(doi: 10.3399/bjgp12X654830)
In the last few years ideas for a new business model for science publishing have emerged, based on open access. This development has been accelerated by the increasing use of online publication. An analysis over the last 2.5 years of articles published in The British Journal of General Practice showed that about 50% of them were funded by organisations likely to include article-processing charges (APCs) in their research grants. However, 50% of articles were not.