[Irtalk] Economics of scholarly communication in transition | Morrison | First Monday

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 22:45:46 SAST 2013

Academic library budgets are the primary source of revenue for scholarly
journal publishing. There is more than enough money in the budgets of
academic libraries to fund a fully open access scholarly journal publishing
system. Seeking efficiencies, such as a reasonable average cost per
article, will be key to a successful transition. This article presents
macro level economic data and analysis illustrating the key factors and
potential for cost savings.
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