A surprising set of recipients dominate a list of APC payments released by Wellcome Trust, suggesting that OA is not leading to a reshaping of the industry but perhaps merely driving further consolidation.
While some hope that OA will create a more accessible literature, new data about NSF funding and some logical extrapolations suggest it may actually exacerbate the Matthew Effect, choking off opportunities to publish for those without the funding necessary.
Unethical republication has created a unique opportunity to study the effect of journals on article citations.
A new paper describes why early papers get big returns on citations. Fortunately, it is not a case of winner-takes-all.