nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2014‒06‒07
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Opening Access to Research By Mark Armstrong
  2. The economic significance of the UK science base: a report for the Campaign for Science and Engineering By Haskel, J; Haskel, J; Hughes, A; Bascavusoglu-Moreau, E

  1. By: Mark Armstrong
    Abstract: Traditionally, the scholarly journal market operates so that research institutions are charged high prices and the wider public is often excluded altogether, while authors can usually publish for free and commercial publishers enjoy high profits.� Two forms of open access regulation can mitigate these problems: (i) direct price regulation of the form whereby a journal must charge a price of zero to all readers, or (ii) mandating authors or publishers to make freely available an inferior substitute to the publishing paper.� The former policy is likely to result in authors paying to publish, which may lead to a reduction in the quantity of published papers and may make authors less willing to publish in selective journals.� Recent UK policy towards open access is discussed.
    Keywords: publishing, journals, open access, two-sided markets, regulation
    JEL: D83 I23 L17 L51 L86
    Date: 2014–05–20
  2. By: Haskel, J; Haskel, J; Hughes, A; Bascavusoglu-Moreau, E
    Date: 2014–05–08

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