New Study Compares Open-Access and Traditional Publishing

The first large-scale comparison of open-access journals with traditional journals reflects a publishing industry in flux.

A new survey indicates that open-access journals -- those that make their contents free to all readers upon publication -- have widely varying business models. In addition, more than half of all of the journals in the survey, whether open-access or subscription-based, reported that they were likely to change their business model in the next three