[Open-access] World budget for scholarly publishing (journals)

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at inria.fr
Mon Oct 15 09:55:31 UTC 2012

Just to make sure (:-}) in your language, billion is 10power6, is that right?

Le 15 oct. 2012 à 11:32, Mike Taylor <mike at indexdata.com> a écrit :

> On 15 October 2012 10:07, Laurent Romary <laurent.romary at inria.fr> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I remember PMR mentioning some figures concerning the annual budget academic institution dedicate to scholarly publishing (mainly journal subscriptions). Can someone remind me of a figure and possibly a source.
> See "The STM Report: an overview of scientific and scholarly journal
> publishing" at
> http://www.stm-assoc.org/2009_10_13_MWC_STM_Report.pdf
> page says that "The annual revenues generated from English-language
> STM journal publishing are estimated at about $8 billion in 2008, up
> by 6-7% compared to 2007, within a broader STM publishing market worth
> some $16 billion."
> For some disturbing maths based on this figure, see
> http://svpow.com/2012/07/18/what-does-it-cost-to-publish-a-paywalled-paper-with-anyone/
> -- Mike.

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