Monday, June 20, 2011

B - The size distribution of open access publishers

Frantsvag JE. The size distribution of open access publishers. First Monday 15(12) - 6 December 2010

Based on an analysis of the Directory of Open Access Journals, the study highlights that a large number of small publishers publish the majority of OA journals, and that 90% of these publishers publish only a single journal. These data are compared to similar data about toll access publishing. All these elements suggest that small-scale operation of OA publishing is economically inefficient and that it should be best organized in larger publishing institutions.

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