Monday, April 04, 2005

PLoS Biology: Funding the Way to Open Access

PLoS Biology: Funding the Way to Open Access

excerpt: One common misinterpretation of this conclusion is that any such savings would be due solely to discontinuing the printed versions of publications that are freely available online. This is incorrect. In fact, if savings are to be made in an open-access model, they will largely be found in the variable costs of journal production—since an open-access journal will not have to cover the costs of subscription management, licence negotiations, or sales, and little is required for marketing and distribution.
An interesting analysis of business models for open access publishing.....