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Spann, Martin; Stich, Lucas; Schmidt, Klaus M. ORCID: 0000-0002-5011-0828 (2017): Pay What You Want as a Pricing Model for Open Access Publishing? Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, Discussion Paper No. 10
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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.