Professor Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London
Pinter, Frances. “Why Book Processing Charges (BPCs) Vary So Much.” Journal of Electronic Publishing, vol. 21, no. 1, 2018. doi:10.3998/3336451.0021.101.
Assume fixed costs:
Assume production costs:
Less next year
"to publish 75% of anticipated monographic submission output for the next REF would require approximately £96m investment over the census period. This is equivalent to £19.2m per year. Academic library budgets as they are currently apportioned would not support this cost."
Eve, M.P. et al., (2017). Cost estimates of an open access mandate for monographs in the UK’s third Research Excellence Framework. Insights. https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.392
See above: our book budget