The gold rush: Why open access will boost publisher profits | Impact of Social Sciences

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"An important justification for transitioning from a subscription based journal publishing system to an open access journal publishing system, has been that whereas printing and distributing physical copies of journals is an expensive process, the cost of digital publication and dissemination are marginal. In this post Shaun Khoo argues that whilst a shift to gold (pay to publish) open access would deliver wider access to research, the lack of price sensitivity amongst academics presents a risk that they will be locked into a new escalating  pay to publish system that could potentially be more costly to researchers than the previous subscription model...."


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Tags: oa.publishers oa.profits oa.predictions oa.fees oa.misunderstandings oa.business_models oa.prices oa.journals

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06/06/2019, 15:31

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06/06/2019, 11:31