New release: The Economics of Open Access by Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen


Eger, T., & Scheufen, M. (2018). The Economics of Open Access. On the Future of Academic Publishing (New Horizons in Law and Economics series). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

From the publisher's announcement:

"Addressing the recent debate on how the future of academic publishing might look in a purely digital environment, this book analyzes the experiences of researchers with, as well as attitudes towards, ‘Open Access’ (OA) publishing. Drawing on a unique, in-depth survey with more than 10,000 respondents from 25 countries, Thomas Eger and Marc Scheufen discuss their findings in the light of recent policy attempts which have been trying to foster OA, revealing considerable shortcomings and lack of knowledge on fundamental features of the academic publishing market."

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