B – Open access publishing models

Morgan C, Campbell B, Teleen T. The role of the academic journal publisher and open access publishing models. International Studies Perspectives 2012;13(3):228-234
(doi: 10.1111/insp..2012.13.issue-3/issuetoc)

This article explores the role and value of the academic journal publisher as paradigms of open access gain momentum and challenge the standards of paid subscription models. The two main versions of open access publishing currently at large – gold and green – pose a challenge to the user-pays models that have served as a foundation of the business since its inception.