Shaun Khoo

Shaun Khoo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal, where he is currently studying cocaine addiction. He independently studies author choice and academic publishing behaviour and founded a non-profit academic community publisher to provide free open access publishing for neuroscientists at https://epistemehealth.com/.

Why Open Access Will Boost Publisher Profits

Shaun Khoo argues that whilst a shift to gold (pay to publish) open access would deliver wider access to research, the lack of price sensitivity amongst academics presents a risk that they will be locked into a new escalating pay to publish system that could potentially be more costly to researchers than the previous subscription model.

2 months ago
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Examining Open Access and Commercial Success

If higher fees result in fewer academics wanting to publish with a journal, then it seems likely when a journal introduces or increases its fees, it should see a reduction in the number of articles published. But researcher Shaun Khoo did not find any evidence that this was the case.

3 months ago
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