European Journal of Taxonomy: A public collaborative project in Open Access scholarly communication
Use the link to access the full text article published in the open access journal Scholarly Research Online available from Simon Fraser University. The abstract reads as follows: "Most natural history institutions in Europe have been scientific publishers since their foundation and have a long scholarly publishing tradition. Nowadays, they are confronted with rapid technological developments and face complex strategic and technical questions related to visibility, access, format, and the financial structure of their titles. These issues require a common vision and an international strategy to ensure that the community acts in a consistent and coordinated way. A consortium of institutions is thus launching the European Journal of Taxonomy to provide an alternative, public, Open Access business model, where neither authors nor readers have to pay fees for subscriptions or publication. This paper focuses on the benefits for the institutions in taking greater control over their communication process."