B – Economic implications of alternative publishing models

Houghton JW, Oppenheim C. The economic implications of alternative publishing models. Prometheus 2010;28(1):41-54
(doi: 10.1080/08109021003676359)

The article focuses on the costs and potential benefits of three alternative models for scholarly publishing: subscription publishing, open access publishing and self-archiving. It summarizes the findings of a study undertaken for the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). It concludes that more open access to findings from publicly funded research would have substantial benefits for research communication.