The cost of journal publishing

King, D. W. 2007. The cost of journal publishing: a literature review and commentary Learned Publishing, 20: 85–106
doi: 10.1087/174148507X183551

Detailed description of the costs, direct and indirect, involved in publishing. Also illustrates the effect of the number of articles published on average costs, examines the implications for libraries and the author-side payment model, and gives examples of how economies of scale can be achieved.