In 2004, The Wellcome Trust published the report, Costs and business models in scientific research publishing. After reviewing the literature on costs of scholarly publishing and discussions with senior staff at a range of publishers (including commercial publishers), the Wellcome Trust concluded: A conservative estimate of the charge per article necessary for author-pays journals lies [...]
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The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), in their latest anti-open-access lobbying ploy, has just released the STM submission on the open public consultation on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Some comments: SUSTAINABILITY of scholarly publishing – STM says: “Because the public interest is not served if access to and [...]
The original focus of the open access movement has been the scholarly journal article, which authors have traditionally given away, while books were at first set aside, in part because authors do receive royalties from publishing books. It may be timely to reconsider this argument; for further detail, see below. Here are two potential research [...]
My response to the consultation on Bill C-32 is available on The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
The September 30, 2010 Edition of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available on The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics.