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Publishing an E-Journal on a Shoe String: Is It a Sustainable Project?

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  • Piero Cavaleri

    (LIUC)

  • Michael Keren

    ()
    (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • Giovanni B. Ramello

    (Università del Piemonte Orientale)

  • Vittorio Valli

    (Università di Torino)

Abstract

The aim of this article is to report on an experiment in publishing an open access journal and learn from it about the larger field of open access publishing. The experiment is the launch of the European Journal of Comparative Economics (EJCE); an on-line refereed and open access journal; founded in 2004 by the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies and LIUC University in Italy. They embarked upon this project in part to respond to the rising concentration in the market for scientific publishing and the resulting use of market power to raise subscription prices and restrict access to scientific output. We had hoped that open access journals could provide some countervailing power and increase competition in the field. Our experience running a poorly endowed journal has shown that entry to the field may be easy; yet that making it a sustainable enterprise is not straightforward.

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Article 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)
Pages: 89-101

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  1. The Economics of Open Access Publishing
    by Christian Zimmermann in RePEc blog on 2009-04-24 01:43:24
  2. Open Publishing: Open Access Week
    by Christian Zimmermann in Against Monopoly on 2009-10-22 00:36:46
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