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RE: Should university presses adopt an OA model for all of their scholarly books?
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- Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 19:51:26 EST
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Here is an approximation of costs for purposes of this discussion: Managing Editor - ranging from half-time to full-time with an editorial assistant - $30,000 to $100,000 Editorial Office - $5,000 to $25,000 Editorial Processing, from acceptance to ready for publishing in print and online, including copy-editing and peer review system - ~ $100/page; ranging from $40,000 (for a quarterly journal with 100 editorial pages per issue) to $200,000 for around 2,000 editorial pages Online publishing and the 3 P's associated with printed journal would be additional to the above, as would be sales/marketing. One could argue that these costs are on the high end, but I have a feeling that the average for the university presses lies somewhere between $15,000 and the example above. Nawin Gupta -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Sandy Thatcher Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 9:00 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Should university presses adopt an OA model for all of their scholarly books? One wonders why.... I was assuming a quarterly journal with about 96 pages per issue. There are of course journals that publish more frequently and have many more pages annually than 4 x 96, as well as some with complicated typesetting, but I wanted to keep my estimate simple, representing what I consider to be the "typical" journal in these fields. I'd love to see the breakdown of costs that add up to more than $100,000 per journal. Can you supply them, from memory or otherwise? P.S. Our Press publishes 11 journals in the humanities and social sciences for a total cost of around $185,000 annually, and my figure of $15,000 is rounded off from that experience. Copyediting for most of them is paid for by the editorial office, not the Press, so if that expense were added to the mix for all of our journals, the total would probably round off to $20,000. Sandy Thatcher Penn State University Press
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