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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OAD list of business models for OA journals

The Open Access Directory (OAD) just opened a list of OA journal business models for community editing. 

The goal of this list is to catalog the basic themes in financing OA journals, and all the extant variations on those themes.  From the scope notes:

This is a list of business models and revenue sources for OA journals.  Some revenue sources are supplementary and not sufficient. We aim to include all the revenue sources actually used by OA journals, even if they are small parts of larger business models.

The list has reached a critical mass but still needs a lot of work.  Remember that OAD is a wiki, and you can help keep its lists comprehensive, accurate, and up to date.