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Balancing the books (part 1)

What is a BPC? The book processing charge (BPC) is a payment made to a publisher to cover the costs of publishing a book open access (OA), and includes the editing, production and dissemination of the book as well as arranging peer review, marketing and online hosting.[1] Although the BPC model is currently predominant, especially […]

CORE General news Open research

CORE to become an independent Open Access service from August 2023

This is an excerpt of a joint announcement of Jisc and The Open University regarding CORE Jisc and The Open University have had a long-standing relationship delivering CORE ( for over 10 years. During this time, the service has grown from a project to an important and widely used Open Research infrastructure. The current Jisc […]