The Crisis in Scholarly Communication: an Economic Analysis
VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Scholarly Publishing
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 15:10 – 15:40
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This paper takes a systems approach to describing and scoping the system of scholarly communication in Australia and exploring the economics that govern it. It examines: the relationships between players in the system; the scope of activities within Australia; the cost and incentive structures underpinning the creation, production and distribution of scholarly content; and the underlying economics of scholarly communication. Brief analyses of some alternative publishing initiatives are included.
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