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Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA), press release, Amsterdam, 6 November 2019


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The Fair Open Access Alliance (FOAA) is pleased to present its Breakdown of Publication Services and Fees. A few years ago, FOAA invited several publishers and platforms in a consortium to formulate a response to the ORE call. Members of that group continued to meet informally to discuss the future of academic publishing in Fair Open Access. Specifically, discussions between FOAA and these individual publishers centered on identifying a set of service baskets that could group the various service components provided by an academic publisher, in the context of the price transparency requirement set forth by Plan S. Based on conversations with these publishers, FOAA developed the following breakdown: