But what have you done for me lately? Commercial Publishing; Scholarly Communication; and Open-Access
AbstractWe discuss our experience in both commercial and open-access publishing. We argue that; in the papyrocentric (paper-centered) era before 1990; commercial publishers served a useful and necessary purpose. In the electronic era; post 2000; the academy has very little to gain from commercial publishers; who may actually impede rather than facilitate scholarly communication. We consider the costs of running an open-access journal and argue that they are considerably less than is commonly supposed. We describe the role of workflow and content-management software systems and how they can facilitate not only open-access journals; but also working-paper series; conference organization; scholarly societies; and other forms of scholarly communication.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).
Volume (Year): 39 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Publicly Provided Goods; Mixed Markets; Organization of Production;
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