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7. Why a flat charge rather than one based on page numbers?

Generally, the size of an article is a poor indicator of the actual amount of work involved in obtaining peer reviews and in preparing the article for publication. However, we are currently running a pilot involving a limited number of journals to test the technology to support, and assess sustainability of, differentiated article processing-charges that take article types into account.

GigaScience is involved in a pilot study of new technology enabling the setting of article processing charges (APCs) at an article-type level within a journal instead of charging at a flat rate. APCs on this journal are as follows for the duration of the pilot:


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