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Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Economics of scientific research publishing

Here are some more details on Economic Analysis of Scientific Research Publishing report released today by Wellcome Trust. (The cover date is January 2003, but the report was released today.) On its web site the Trust says that "[t]he findings of this report contributed to [its] position statement in support of Open Access Publishing." The final section of the report contains conclusions, possible future scenarios, and an important list of nine "interventions" (pp. 31-32) that foundations could make in the journal market in order to promote open access. The Wellcome Trust is the world's largest private funder of medical research.