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Re: Self-Archiving and Journal Subscriptions: Critique of PRC

The economic analysis of subscription versus author-pays model was first
calculated for the Cornell University Library, and then generalized for 113
Association of Research Libraries.  The second link provides a spreadsheet
where basic assumptions for the calculations can be modified.  There was
considerable debate on liblicense when these reports came out.  To avoid
redundancy on this list, readers are directed to view those posts.

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/193 [Cornell Library Report, p.26]

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/236 [ARL calculation spreadsheet]

--Phil Davis

At 12:31 PM 5/22/2007, Atanu Gariai wrote:
I was looking for a data on the cumulative expenditure on
author-payee open access compared to the subscription based
access model. Here is a quote from an article by John Enderby:
Researchers in the UK, for example, produce about 75,000 papers a
year, which means they would have to pay about L3100m in author
fees if all journals were open access. This sum is far higher
than the L390m they currently pay in library subscriptions.