[open-science] First copy costs of scientific articles - a short overview

Ulrich Herb u.herb at scinoptica.com
Sat Apr 26 09:06:10 UTC 2014

> It's obviously very difficult to get this figure - but I would
>   conceptually separate the production of the final digital object from
> its delivery (you had already removed "hosting").

I agree, the first copy costs should only include the expenses for the 
creation of the final digital version, expenses for distribution 
(print/digital) should be excluded.

> If we compare the price to buy against our estimates of the raw
> production cost we get some idea of the other costs.


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