What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs
Mr. Eve sees open access as a way to make publishing cheaper by spreading the costs across a large number of institutions. For organizations that aren’t motivated by profit, he thinks the model will work. As universities have faced budget cuts, he said, traditional publishers have continued to collect large amounts of revenue.
"They may have a different idea, in the mind of shareholders, as to what 'sustainable' actually means," Mr. Eve said.