How much profit does a journal make? The case of SCIREA - Predatory Journals and Conferences
peter.suber's bookmarks 2022-01-11
"In this article, we consider SCIREA’s revenue in an attempt to estimate how much profit this publisher makes. It is difficult to be precise, as we do not have access to their accounts or their business model, but we estimate their revenue to be USD 151,340, with a profit of about USD 121,072.
We have previously looked at the the number of editors that the publisher SCIREA had on each of its 39 journals, concluding that, on average, each editor handled (much) less than one paper every five years.
SCIREA are a scientific publisher, with a portfolio of 39 journals (as at Jul 2021). We made additional observations in our previous article and, if you would like to know more, we refer you to that article...."