Europe's universities call for end to 'double dipping'

Europe's universities call for end to 'double dipping'

Europe's research universities have called on the academic publishing sector to stop double-dipping when charging researchers and their institutions for subscriptions and fees for processing contributed articles. 

The League of European Research Universities (LERU), which represents senior institutions such as the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, is unhappy such double fees are charged under "hybrid open access" systems. Here established journals allow open access to all readers to certain articles, combining the kudos of appearing in a respected paid-for journal with a wider readersh...

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