PLOS' New "CAP Model" for OA

Embracing recurring revenues adds complexity, but timing may be off

Yesterday, PLOS announced a new model for generating revenues for two of its journals. With “community action publishing” or CAP, PLOS hopes to launch a “new phase of Open Access designed for selectivity.” It’s a model PLOS has been working to develop for more than a year, and one which adds complexity — either much-needed or potentially costly — to an …

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