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Estimated library savings from shift to full OA at PLoS One article processing fee
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STM annual revenue$8,000,000,000
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Total peer-reviewed article production1,500,000
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Average STM revenue / article produced$5,333
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PLoS average APF last 3 months to Feb. 16, 2010$1,660
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PLoS average article processing fee X 1.5 million$2,490,000,000
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STM annual revenue$8,000,000,000
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STM annual revenue from library subscriptions @ 70% $5,600,000,000
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PLoS average article processing fee X 1.5 million$2,490,000,000
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Library savings from full OA at PLoS article processing fee$3,110,000,000
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Library savings from full OA at PLoS average article processing fee in % 56%
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Data from:
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Ware, Mark. The stm report
An overview of scientific and scholarly
journals publishing

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2009. International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM).
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Downloaded from: http://www.stm-assoc.org/
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15-Feb-10
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PLoS average publication fee: http://www.plosone.org/static/policies.action#pubfee
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viewed December 14, 2009
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Heather Morrison
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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
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http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.com
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Average Cost Savings
PLoS Average APF Feb. 2010