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Paper 9701:
The economics of electronic journals

id 9701
authors Odiyzko, Andrew
year 1997
title The economics of electronic journals
source Electronic Publishing '97 - New Models and Opprtunities: Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at the University of Kent, Kenterbury, UK, April 14-16 1997/ Edited by John Smith.
summary Can electronic publications be operated at much lower costs than printjournals, and still provide all the services that scholars require?That is the key question that is still in dispute. Available evidenceshows that free or at least much less expensive journals are possibleon the Net. It is probable that such journals will dominate in thearea of basic scholarly publishing. However, the transition is likelyto be complicated, since the publishing business is full of inertiaand perverse economic incentives.
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