Business Models and Funding: Key Resources
Research Information Network
Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)
Business Aspects of Institutional Repositories
An overview of the business case, the benefits of an institutional repository, sustainability and additional services which can be delivered by the repository.
Report on the JISC Collections Workshop: Open Access Fees and the Hybrid Journal: May 2011
Report of workshop which brought together publishers, funders and librarians to explore views on the future direction of hybrid open access journals. It provides clear definitions of the key terms used to frame the discussions including Article Processing Charges (APCs), Gold Open Access and Hybrid Journal. The workshop focussed on three strands: administration and payment of APCs; the extent of Gold Open Access in the UK and scrutiny of the hybrid model where some articles are open Access.
Economic implications of alternative scholarly publishing models: Exploring the costs and benefits’
Landmark report which explored the costs and benefits of scholarly publishing models, and in so doing sought to inform policy discussion and help stakeholders understand the institutional, budgetary and wider economic implications of three of the major emerging models for scholarly publishing (i.e. subscription publishing, open access publishing and self-archiving). It focussed on identifying the most cost effective system.
Modelling Scholarly Communication Options: Costs and benefits for universities
The JISC commissioned this study to model the costs and benefits of changing scholarly communication practices within UK HEIs (Higher Education Institutions). It provides information to institutional managers about the costs and benefits of changing scholarly communication practices, with a special focus on Open Access to research papers and provides a methodology for modelling the economic effects of different scenarios.
The Centre for Research Communications, Unversity of Nottingham
Briefing paper: “Gold” open access publishing [PDF]
An overview of the key issues of “Gold” open access publishing with a focus on the range of options for paying Gold costs