Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149669
Authors: 
Spann, Martin
Stich, Lucas
Schmidt, Klaus M.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper 10
Abstract: 
We analyze "Pay What You Want" as a business model for Open Access publishing by discussing motives leading authors to make voluntary contributions, potential benefits for publishers and present results from a field experiment at one publisher. Data from the field experiment indicate authors' willingness to voluntarily contribute.
Subjects: 
Gold open access
article processing charges
customer-driven pricing
voluntary contributions
field experiment
JEL: 
M31
D03
L11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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