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Open access for European science journals

Issue: 38(4) November 2012. Essays Pages 91 – 93

Deborah Kahn
Publishing Director, BioMed Central; 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, UK Deborah.kahn@biomedcentral.com

Abstract

The open access model provides an alternative to the subscription model of journal publishing, which fairly reimburses publishers for the services they provide. Open access journal publishing has been growing rapidly since 2000, and has been proved to be sustainable, and to produce quality journals using a different business model. The model has proved to be a good choice for regional society journals wishing to increase their impact and reach

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