A Novel Approach to Article Processing Charges in Norway: Results and Experiences from the Research Council’s STIM-OA Call in 2015


  • Jon Øygarden Flæten




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In 2014 the Research Council of Norway (RCN) revised its policy on Open Access and implemented a new model for funding institutions' Article Processing Charges (APCs). This model – STIM-OA – was launched in the spring of 2015 as a separate funding scheme directed towards institutional publication funds. In the period 2015 to 2019 institutions may apply to the STIM-OA scheme each year and have up to 50% of APCs from the previous year covered. This presentation gives the facts and figures from the first STIM-OA call, and reflects on the oportunities of the STIM-OA scheme, both as a source of information about the costs of OA publishing in Norway, and as a tool for the structuring of APCs on an institutional level.