Special Issue on Open Access


In 2008, the Australian journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP) adopted a strict open access policy. To mark this step, the journal has devoted its latest issue to the subject of The Economics of Open Access Publishing.
The editorial to this special issue summarises the contents as follows: "The various articles examine the motivations, the challenges and the roadblocks for authors, editors, publishers, libraries and readers. It also highlights some of the benefits of open access beyond the obvious increase in readership. Several examples from journal editors, content management providers and bibliographic data distributors are also provided."

Special Issue The Economics of Open Access Publishing