Economics of scholarly communication in transition

  • Heather Morrison
Keywords: open access, scholarly communication, scholarly publishing


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.

Author Biography

Heather Morrison
PhD, SFU School of Communication
How to Cite
Morrison, H. (2013). Economics of scholarly communication in transition. First Monday, 18(6).