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Pierre Mounier – EAEPE 2013 - Bobigny

Academic Journals : old and new
business models
Shifting from old to new business model
Subscription model : readers
(libraries) pay

Open access model : authors
(institu...
Incentives
• Print and digital: from
high marginal
distribution costs to high
fixed publication costs
• Serials crisis and...
Plos
The perfect « pay to say » model
• Article
processing
charge
• Flat
charge

Platinum (Diamond) journals…..

• Double
dipping ?

Gold Journals………………….

• Mo...
Our experience with OpenEdition
« too successful » open access journals
for full institutional up front funding
« Too big to work ? » : about the
transition costs to gold APC model
• June 2012 : « Finch report » evaluated the transiti...
OpenEdition Freemium : leveraging the
libraries budget to support open access
journals
Freemium : open access to content,
premium services to libraries
« Subscribing » to open access
• Platform fixed cost
funded by institutions
• 66% of Freemium
income to journals
• 33% to ...
OpenEdition Freemium is a
pragmatic AND a political
proposition to academic
community…
… in order to build an alliance
between scholars, publishers and
librairies to support open access &
knowledge disseminati...
Thank you !
pierre.mounier@openedition.org
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  1. 1. Pierre Mounier – EAEPE 2013 - Bobigny Academic Journals : old and new business models
  2. 2. Shifting from old to new business model Subscription model : readers (libraries) pay Open access model : authors (institutions) pay
  3. 3. Incentives • Print and digital: from high marginal distribution costs to high fixed publication costs • Serials crisis and the libraries mutiny • Development of succesful Gold Open Access models
  4. 4. Plos The perfect « pay to say » model
  5. 5. • Article processing charge • Flat charge Platinum (Diamond) journals….. • Double dipping ? Gold Journals…………………. • Moving wall • Fully restricted Hybrid journals…….………….. Paywall journals ……………….. Diversity of business models • Fully funded • Freemium
  6. 6. Our experience with OpenEdition
  7. 7. « too successful » open access journals for full institutional up front funding
  8. 8. « Too big to work ? » : about the transition costs to gold APC model • June 2012 : « Finch report » evaluated the transition cost to £50-60 million a year on top of £175 million spent on subscriptions. • RCUK estimated its needs to £100 millions in the next 5 years to cover APC costs • Sept. 2013 UK House of Commons report : « At a time when the budgets of research organisations and HEIs are under great pressure, it is unacceptable that the Government has issued, without public consultation, an open access policy that will require considerable subsidy from research budgets in order to maintain journal subscriptions and cover APCs […] We are concerned that the expectation appears to be that universities and research organisations will fund the balance of APCs and open access costs from their own reserves. »
  9. 9. OpenEdition Freemium : leveraging the libraries budget to support open access journals
  10. 10. Freemium : open access to content, premium services to libraries
  11. 11. « Subscribing » to open access • Platform fixed cost funded by institutions • 66% of Freemium income to journals • 33% to develop new services • 100% reinvested for open access • 100 journals participating to OE Freemium program • 2012 : 39 libraries subscribing • 2013 : 60 libraries subscribing • 2014 : 83 libraries subscribing
  12. 12. OpenEdition Freemium is a pragmatic AND a political proposition to academic community…
  13. 13. … in order to build an alliance between scholars, publishers and librairies to support open access & knowledge dissemination
  14. 14. Thank you ! pierre.mounier@openedition.org
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