Economics of scholarly communication in transition

Heather Morrison

Abstract


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.

Keywords


open access; scholarly communication; scholarly publishing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v18i6.4370



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