More on Open Access

I recently wrote about the cost of journal subscriptions for libraries and the argument for supporting open access. David Weinberger also recently wrote about open access, but his post was a summary of a few points from Open Access by Peter Suber (a book I’ll now be buying). One of the points that shocked me from David’s post:

“In 2010, Elsevier’s journal division had a profit margin of 35.7 percent while ExxonMobil had only 28.1 percent.” (p. 32)

Holy cow! That’s just insane. Read David’s post here and learn more about the book here.

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