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Geschäftsmodelle für wissenschaftliche Zeitschriften / Business models for scholarly journals

Author(s): Kirchgäßner, Adalbert

Journal: GMS Medizin-Bibliothek-Information
ISSN 1865-066X

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: Doc10;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: journal market | information market | financing journal acquisition | scholarly journals

The paper discusses progression of business models for the acquisition of scholarly journals. It starts with the subscription model which established oneself over the last decades. Based on this, package models and consortia models were developed. At the same time a business model was developed for databases calculating prices on size and access possibilities of whole institutes. Licences for e-journals took over this type of business model in order to compensate for cancelled print doublets. However, all these models do not account for the unequal usage of journals. In the future new business models have to be developed or libraries will only subscribe to cost-efficient journals in order to avoid high costs per article download.
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