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Paper 999_elpub2010:
Income sources as underlying business modelsí attributes for scholarly journals: preliminary findings from analysing open access journals data

id 999_elpub2010
authors Polydoratou, Panyiota; Schimmer, Ralf
year 2010
title Income sources as underlying business modelsí attributes for scholarly journals: preliminary findings from analysing open access journals data
source ELPUB2010. Publishing in the networked world: Transforming the Nature of Communication, 14th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 16-18 June 2010, Helsinki, Finland/ Edited by: Turid Hedlund and Yasar Tonta. ISBN 978-952-232-086-5, URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10227/599
summary The Study for Open Access Publishing (SOAP) project is one of the initiatives undertaken to explore the risks and opportunities of the transition to open access publishing. Some of the early analyses of open access journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) show that more than half of the open access publishing initiatives (56%) were undertaken by smaller publishers associated with a small number of journals. The study differentiates between 14 large publishers and other publishers. The 14 large publishers publish more than 50 journals each or 1000 per year (data as per 2007 or 2008). Regarding income sources as means for sustaining a journalís functions, ďarticle processing charges", "membership fee" and "advertisement" are the predominant options for the large publishers (publishers associated with more than 50 journals or 1000 articles); "subscription to the print version of the journal", "sponsorship" and somewhat less the "article processing charges" have the highest incidences for all other publishers
keywords Open access publishing, business models, study of open access publishing
series ELPUB:2010
type normal paper
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-999_elpub2010
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