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Publishing an E-journal on a shoe string: Is it a sustainaible project?

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  • Cavaleri, Pietro
  • Keren, Michael
  • Ramello, Giovanni B.

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  • Valli, Vittorio

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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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Paper provided by Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS in its series POLIS Working Papers with number 118.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2009
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Handle: RePEc:uca:ucapdv:118

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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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  6. Orso, Cristina Elisa, 2009. "Formal and informal sectors: Interactions between moneylenders and traditional banks in the rural Indian credit market," POLIS Working Papers 135, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
  7. Bondonio, Daniele, 2009. "Impact identification strategies for evaluating business incentive programs," POLIS Working Papers 129, Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS.
  8. Matteo Migheli & Giovanni Ramello, 2013. "Open access, social norms and publication choice," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 149-167, April.

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