Survey of SBU Author Perspectives on Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Two Stony Brook University (SBU) librarians are conducting a survey on SBU author perspectives on article processing charges (APCs). The open access movement changes the scholarly publishing landscape in many revolutionary ways. The Gold open access model, where the journal provides open access, significantly shifts the journal subscription model to the author-pays model. Some open access journals do not have APCs, though some publishers charge APCs ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The payments of APCs may come from funding agencies, institutions, or authors. Articles funded by APCs can be freely available to everyone. We hope to learn from the research and data what the future APC responsibility may look like for Stony Brook University authors and in general.

This is a brief anonymous survey which takes about 3-4 minutes to complete. Data will be used to inform our library about how it could improve helping authors find funding for APCs. If you are interested in this survey, please click the following link to begin:

May 10, 2019 is the closing date. Contact Clara Tran [] or Victoria Pilato [] with any questions.

Thank you for considering participating in this survey!

To learn more about the different types of open access publishing visit this Stony Brook University Libraries Scholarly Communication webpage:

Victoria Pilato

Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries
Victoria can assist you with digital project management guidelines, copyright, and ethical considerations for your research projects. Feel free to contact her at
Victoria Pilato
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