The Cost of Astronomy: Publishing fees in astronomy: Is something rotten in the case of Denmark?

Bertil F. Dorch*

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Abstrakt

Using Scopus and national sources, I have investigated the evolution of the cost of publishing in Danish astronomy on a fine scale over a number of years. I find that the number of publications per year from Danish astronomers increased by a factor of four during 15 years: naturally, the corresponding potential cost of publishing must have increased similarly. The actual realized cost of publishing in core journals are investigated for a high profile Danish astronomy research institutions. I argue that the situation is highly unstable if the current cost scenario continues, and I speculate that Danish astronomy is risking a scholarly communication collapse due to the combination of increasing subscription cost, increased research output, and increased direct publishing costs related to Open Access and other page charges.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelLibrary and Information Services in Astronomy 8th : "Astronomy Librarianship in the Era of Big Data and Open Science"
RedaktørerRaffaele D'Abrusco, Soizick Lesteven, Bertil Dorch, Barbara Kern
Antal sider6
Vol/bind186
ForlagEDP Sciences
Publikationsdato2018
Artikelnummer12005
ISBN (Elektronisk)9782759890545
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Begivenhed8th Library and Information Services in Astronomy: "Astronomy Librarianship in the Era of Big Data and Open Science", LISA 2018 - Strasbourg, Frankrig
Varighed: 6. jun. 20179. jun. 2017

Konference

Konference8th Library and Information Services in Astronomy: "Astronomy Librarianship in the Era of Big Data and Open Science", LISA 2018
LandFrankrig
ByStrasbourg
Periode06/06/201709/06/2017
SponsorAmerican Astronomical Society, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Centre de Donnees Astronomique de Strasbourg (CDS), et al., MNRAS, SPIE Digital Library

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Dorch, B. F. (2018). The Cost of Astronomy: Publishing fees in astronomy: Is something rotten in the case of Denmark? I R. D'Abrusco, S. Lesteven, B. Dorch, & B. Kern (red.), Library and Information Services in Astronomy 8th: "Astronomy Librarianship in the Era of Big Data and Open Science" (Bind 186). [12005] EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201818612005