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Business Models in Journals Publishing

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This article looks at the current business models in journal publishing, from subscription to open access models, and analyses the dynamics of this profitable and fast-moving area of publishing. Examining how the business models are evolving will also shed light on the future of the journals business. There is examination of the life cycle of journals, their pricing, the subscription model, and the development of open access. It is concluded that a variety of business models and continued experimentation are desirable for the health of the sector.


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