Who Pays For Open Access?

Research Without Borders
March 9, 2010

Is publishing an open-access journal good business? And for whom? Many in the academic community agree that the goal of open access—increasing the availability and usability of the results of research and scholarship—is laudable. Yet there is great uncertainty about the financial viability of open-access journals. Will authors have to pay publication fees out of their own pockets? Can universities afford to support open-access journals? Can respected journals convert to open access and survive? The panelists will consider which models hold the most promise for sustainable open-access publishing.


Mike Rossner, Executive Director, Rockefeller University Press

Ivy Anderson, Director of Collection Development and Management, California Digital Library

Bettina Goerner, Manager, Open Access for Springer