QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Mar 24 2017, 05:17 AM)
But is there extra funding? It's worth nothing that publishing open-access usually involves the authors paying extra charges. For example, Space Science Reviews has no page charges for conventional publishing but charges an additional $3000 per article for open access.
Oh yes Plos biology charge 2,900 $ US for publishing also, that's in the same ballpark. The very idea of commercialize science go against the very idea of the basic idea of free and open exchange of science data.
And charging that for publication from government or institution dpt. that are severely underfunded from the start.
Equally bad as in the example of Vikingmars who were supposed to pay 934$ to read the articles of interest.
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark."
But yes, at least now ArXiv provides a loophole for recent publication. It's pure hell to get access to older ones though (which I often need.)