The following new article by Heather Morrison appears in the June 3, 2013 issue of First Monday. It includes several charts and an excellent bibliography.
Economics of Scholarly Communication in Transition
Coordinator, BC Electronic Library Network
Adjunct Faculty Member, U. of British Columbia
Volume 18, Number 6
June 3, 2013
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.