Prof. Zimmermann edits special journal issue on the Economics of Open Access publishing

Christian Zimmermann (IDEAS) has recently guest-edited a special issue of Economic Analysis and Policy dedicated to the Economics of Open Access publishing. More and more journals are disseminating their content for free through the web, and the articles in this issue discuss why and how this trend is happening. In particular it highlights that publication costs are much lower once the print medium is abandoned and that financing models different from the traditional subscriptions are perfectly viable. Some articles cover the experience of some open access journal editors, others discuss the publishing industry or the consequences of open access.

The journal can be viewed here, and the special issue can be directly accessed from this RePEc blog post.