Cost Effectiveness of Open Access Publications

7 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2014

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Jevin D. West

University of Washington

Theodore C. Bergstrom

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Carl T. Bergstrom

University of Washington

Date Written: October 2014

Abstract

Open access publishing has been proposed as one possible solution to the serials crisis - the rapidly growing subscription prices in scholarly journal publishing. However, open access publishing can present economic pitfalls as well, such as excessive article processing charges. We discuss the decision that an author faces when choosing to submit to an open access journal. We develop an interactive tool to help authors compare among alternative open access venues and thereby get the most for their article processing charges.

Suggested Citation

West, Jevin D. and Bergstrom, Theodore C. and Bergstrom, Carl T., Cost Effectiveness of Open Access Publications (October 2014). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 1315-1321, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2485643 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12117

Jevin D. West (Contact Author)

University of Washington ( email )

Seattle, WA 98195
United States

Theodore C. Bergstrom

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics ( email )

2127 North Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

Carl T. Bergstrom

University of Washington ( email )

Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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