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The FWF has published data on the article processing fees it paid in 2013. #openaccess   #oa
 
Following the Wellcome Trust, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) makes its publication costs spent in 2013 (esp. for Open Access) publically available.
An aggregated version of this dataset is already published in FWF's annual report 2013 (p. 86), http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/public_relations/publikationen/jahresberichte/fwf-jahresbericht-2013.pdf
 
The dataset includes payments for journal articles of authors funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) via the program ‘Peer Reviewed Publications’, http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/projects/peer-reviewed_publications.html
 
The dataset distinguishes between three publication cost categories:
(1) Gold Open Access and (2) Hybrid Open Access are defined by FWF's Open Access Policy, see: http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/public_relations/oai/index.html
(3) ‘Other publication costs’ are defined as additional costs to subscription prices charged by subscription journals (i.e. submission fees, colour charges, page charges, figure charges, table charges, supplemental charges). 
 
Based on this data and the data of Web of Science (WoS), we roughly estimate for 2013 a share for Gold and Hybrid OA of around 33% of all articles (incl. reviews) that result from projects supported by the FWF and which are listed in Web of Science.
 
The analysis of this dataset together with the report “Developing an Effective Market for Open Access Article Processing Charges” (http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/Open-access/Guides/WTP054773.htm) will lead to an adaption of the FWF’s Open Access policy within the next months. One model, for example, for a cost-neutral Hybrid Open Access is already in place: http://ioppublishing.org/newsDetails/Austria-open-access
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So very spot on.

"Authors who attempt to build a bridge between science and spirituality tend to make one of two mistakes: Scientists generally start with an impoverished view of spiritual experience, assuming that it must be a grandiose way of describing ordinary states of mind—parental love, artistic inspiration, awe at the beauty of the night sky. In this vein, one finds Einstein’s amazement at the intelligibility of Nature’s laws described as though it were a kind of mystical insight.

New Age thinkers usually enter the ditch on the other side of the road: They idealize altered states of consciousness and draw specious connections between subjective experience and the spookier theories at the frontiers of physics. Here we are told that the Buddha and other contemplatives anticipated modern cosmology or quantum mechanicsand that by transcending the sense of self, a person can realize his identity with the One Mind that gave birth to the cosmos."
 
"The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science": http://bit.ly/1hnvzcw
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Touché, eh +Jani Kotakoski? ;)
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Green winds blowing in the UK.
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"Four major university-funding agencies have announced a new push for open access in the UK — but one that avoids a route which many librarians and academics have criticized as too costly. 

Under the policy, announced by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and similar bodies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, academics should archive copies of manuscripts in online repositories as soon as they are accepted for publication. These papers do not need to be immediately open, if a publisher forbids it: a delay of one year is acceptable before science papers become free to public view, and two years for arts and humanities research."
Higher-education funders encourage academics to archive copies of papers online
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Green OA basically means to archive the author final manuscript of a paper which is published in a subscription journal in an institutional or subject repository

You can of course also archive a Gold or Hybrid article.

That's the way PMC for example works. While Hybrid and Gold are mostly archived by publishers, Green is usually archived by authors. 
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Wellcome Trust on Hybrid OA and paying for OA but not getting it

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We expect every publisher who levies on open access fee to provide a first class service to our researchers and their institutions. We recognise that subscription-based publishers are actively developing their systems (see this article) to accommodate the open access business model and we urge them to makes these changes as quickly as possible. Even though there are only a small number of articles that the Wellcome Trust has paid to be open access that have remained behind a pay-wall, this is not an acceptable situation in any instance.

The bigger issue concerns the high cost of hybrid open access publishing, which we have found to be nearly twice that of born-digital fully open access journals. We need to find ways of balancing this by working with others to encourage the development of a transparent, competitive and reasonably priced APC market.

Finally we would like to extend many thanks to all those who have enriched our data and highlighted the problems. Crowdsourcing analysis of this data has proved to be highly effective and truly in the spirit of the open access thinking of the Wellcome Trust. With you, we will continue to monitor this space to ensure that our open access requirements are fully adhered to.
The Wellcome Trust recently published details of how much it spent on open access publishing in the year 2012-2013 in an attempt to make the debate around the costs of open access publishing more e...
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