Follow the money: tracking article processing charges at the University of Canterbury

(9 October 2015) A thousand dollars, a hundred thousand or a million?  Peter Lund, the UC Research Support Manager and Anton Angelo, Research Data Co-ordinator, University of Canterbury, New Zealand  have  tried to calculate how much the University of Canterbury pays in article processing charges (APCs). The question was not easy to answer.

University financial systems were not granular enough to see what was being put into publisher’s hands out of research grants.

The Australasian Open Access Support Group website has a summary of their findings.